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Joan Crockatt considers herself ‘fiscally conservative,‘ concerned about the economy, energy and the environment.
Joan Crockatt considers herself ‘fiscally conservative,‘ concerned about the economy, energy and the environment.
(Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail)

New Conservative nominee seen as polarizing candidate in Calgary riding

Joan Crockatt has the political equivalent of the golden ticket.

The Calgary newspaper editor turned policy pundit is the federal Conservative nominee in Calgary Centre, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper must call a by-election by Dec. 4. Ms. Crockatt recently managed to elbow out five other Tory hopefuls to secure the party’s nomination in the downtown riding, which was vacated last spring by Lee Richardson, a popular red Tory who is now working for Alberta Premier Alison Redford.