In the city thriving because of Alberta oil, the Calgary Herald’s Licia Corbella tries to use the excuse of hating Conservative MP Rob Anders for this:
Most readers of my column would be surprised to learn that during most of the federal elections over the past 15 years or so, I have voted for the Green party.
How much does Corbella hate Anders? She tells us:
In the summer of 2012, while attending Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s annual fundraising barbecue at Heritage Park, Anders approached me while I was chatting to some other attendees and joined our conversation. Shortly afterward, Alberta’s then-deputy premier, Thomas Lukaszuk, came over to say hello and when he extended his hand, Anders made the kind of face a kid makes when sucking on a lemon and refused to shake Lukaszuk’s hand.
I was so mortified by Anders’ rudeness, I was left speechless and had to apologize to Lukaszuk the next time I saw him. (see here)
Corbella’s apologized on behalf of Anders to one of the most loathsome PCs in Redford’s caucus who got in an altercation with a senior last election (see here) and who other Conservatives like Jason Kenney have no time for (see here).
At least now we know whose side Corbella will always take even if it means slapping the industry that helps keep her employed.