Former provincial justice minister and NDP titan Al Mackling will run for the NDP against Tory MP Vic Toews.
Mackling, a political heavy-hitter who served in several portfolios in the Schreyer and Pawley governments, will announce his candidacy later today.
The 83-year-old will battle the province’s senior Tory minister in a riding long believed to be among the safest in the province for the Tories.
Some in political circles have already dubbed it a battle of the justice ministers.
Some commenters at the link see this move as Mackling doing his NDP pals a favour as sacrificial lamb in this riding.
I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of Mackling, but he seems to be quite the soshialist stalwart.
Toews, on the other hand, is a fave here at DJ! Whether he's bringing back the word 'rape' or defending his coke-possessing, speeding former colleague or dismissing positive reports on the long-gun registry, Vic Toews is ^NOT our kinda guy.
Good luck, Al.
Trip-down-memory-lane bonus: Remember the challenge Dan Savage threw out to Canadians? To come up with a new definition of 'Toews' à la 'santorum'. Did we ever decide on a meaning for 'toews'?