The Sunday morning that Stephen Harper called this election, CBC Newsworld called me up. The nice Newsworld folk were asking pundits across the country for a quick comment on the election mood in their regions. "Tell us, what are the most interesting races in Alberta?" I was asked.
I had to laugh. Oh, there are some ridings worth watching. The Liberals have a strong and credible challenger, lawyer and consumer advocate Jim Wachowich, taking on Laurie Hawn, the parliamentary secretary for defence, and the giant-killer who defeated Liberal deputy prime minister Anne McLellan last time around.