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Mackling to run against Toews

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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.

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