CALGARY – The Wildrose Party has a recent candidate who has a history of being a thorn within the Alberta government’s side.
Joe Anglin will run for the Wildrose within the riding of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre.
Anglin was one in every of the driving forces behind a gaggle of individuals in central Alberta who protested against a proposed electricity transmission line between Edmonton and Calgary.
The previous U.S. Marine and Vietnam war veteran was once the leader of the Alberta Green Party and ran unsuccessfully for the Greens within the 2008 provincial election.
Anglin has also been a vocal opponent of Alberta government laws affecting provincial transmission line policy and landowner rights.
The riding has been represented by Progressive Conservative Ty Lund since 1989, and Lund has not yet announced whether he plans to run for an additional term.
Meanwhile, a candidate within the Calgary McCall nomination for the Wildrose is withdrawing her name from the race.
Deepshika Brar says she believes “the Wildrose and Danielle Smith will not be considering having recent Canadians as members of their party and that the party is ignoring the grass roots.”
Brar says she also feels the party has discrepancies within the nomination process.
She said “the Wildrose is supportive of disbanding anything resembling the Human Rights Commission” in a press release.