October 23, 2016 6:15 pm
Updated: October 23, 2016 6:17 pm

Conservatives in Calgary-Heritage choose candidate to replace Stephen Harper

Credit: Bob Benzen / Facebook

Conservatives in Stephen Harper’s former constituency in Calgary have chosen a new candidate to represent their party.

Businessman Bob Benzen beat out two other candidates to win the nomination for Calgary-Heritage on Saturday.

The riding is currently unrepresented following Harper’s resignation in August.

A byelection has not yet been called.

Benzen paid tribute to Harper in a speech after his second-ballot win was announced, and credited the former prime minister for creating the Conservative party as it exists today.

He called it an honour to succeed Harper as the riding’s candidate.

© 2016 Canadian Press

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