From The Calgary Herald:
Despite a hard-fought bid to unseat him, Conservative MP Rob Anders will not face an immediate political battle for the Tory nomination in his Calgary West riding.
An official with the Conservative Party of Canada told the Herald Saturday that none of its incumbent MPs faced enough votes to trigger a nomination contest in any riding, including Calgary West.
No mention in the Herald article, though, that the Tories arbitrarily changed the percentage of votes required from riding association members to force a nomination contest at 2/3rds. As Conservative party activist Clyde Fulton put it:
A balloting process requiring two-thirds of all members to request a nomination meeting is a sham with a predetermined outcome. While one could legitimately argue whether a simple majority or some greater percentage of voting members is appropriate, two-thirds of all registered members is an absurd hurdle rate clearly designed to simply acclaim all existing MPs, while wasting party resources in a pathetic attempt to give the appearance of having consulted the membership.
Just the latest example of Tories stiffing their own grass-roots. Have fun with Canada's "worst MP" , Tories.