February 27, 2016 1:31 am
Updated: February 28, 2016 12:35 pm

Devinder Toor selected as Wildrose candidate for Calgary-Greenway byelection

Wildrose leader Brian Jean (left) poses with Devinder Toor (right) who is the party's candidate for the March 22 byelection for Calgary-Greenway.

CREDIT: Facebook/ElectToor
Alberta’s opposition Wildrose party selected an Indian-born, small business owner as its candidate for the upcoming Calgary-Greenway byelection Friday night.

Late Friday night, the party tweeted that Devinder Toor was picked by members to run for the Wildrose in the March 22 byelection.

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“Wildrose is the only party that can beat the NDP in every region of the province and is fighting for jobs, the economy, equalization fairness and our energy sector,” party leader Brian Jean said in a news release. “We encourage all Calgarians who want to see a united opposition to the NDP to join Devinder Toor in fighting for a strong Calgary and a strong Alberta.”

According to the party’s news release, Toor has lived in Calgary for over 22 years and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy.

Premier Rachel Notley dropped the writ for the Calgary byelection on Tuesday.

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The seat has been vacant ever since the sudden death of Progressive Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar who was killed in a car crash while helping a fellow driver on the QEII Highway.

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