Oh, how very depressing.
Progressive voters outnumbered Conservatives, Big-P Progressive and otherwise, by a largish margin in Calgary Centre -- and split their vote in last night’s by-election so tidily between the Liberals and the Greens, with a smattering to the NDP, that Joan Crockatt, one of the weakest Conservative candidates in a generation, managed a comfortable victory.
Just over a quarter of the eligible electors voted.
So after all the Calgary Centre hype, here in a nutshell is the Harper Conservative election strategy for 2015. It seems to have worked just fine in Calgary last night.
Indeed, if I were a true-blue Tory, I'd be thinking of opening up my wallet right now with a generous donation to the Greens!