The Red Menace is infiltrating the ballot box as the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) is running candidates Kevan Hunter in Edmonton- Strathcona, Peggy Morton in Edmonton-Centre, Jason Devine in Calgary-East, and André Vachon in Calgary-West.
Much like James Ford from Edmonton-Sherwood Park, other Independent Conservative candidates are popping up across Alberta. In Medicine Hat, former Conservative nomination candidate Dean Shock will be running as an Independent Conservative against official Conservative LaVar Payne. Shock’s criticisms of the Conservative nomination process were echoed by M.D. of Taber Deputy Reeve Greg Sekura.
In Calgary-Northeast, Independent Conservative Roger Richard is running against official Conservative Devinder Shory. Richard’s campaign kickoff shed some light on the less than savory ethnic politics that aren’t just unique to Calgary-Northeast…
“We wanted to get the word out to the Caucasian public that there is an independent conservative candidate,” Perry Cavanagh said in an interview. He lost the Tory nomination contest and is now managing Richard’s underdog bid.
Moments later, Cavanagh said the independent’s campaign has “nothing to do with race.” During Richard’s rally, Calgary TV host Kumar Sharma urged on supporters in both English and Punjabi.
Also, I’m not going to make too big of a deal about this, but it would be too much not to mention the grammar issues on both Ford’s and Richard’s websites (note: you are “Independent,” not “Independant” candidates).