Former Conservative MP Devinder Shory is trying for a political comeback in northeast Calgary.

Shory is one of two candidates seeking the Conservative nomination in Calgary Skyview, the riding where he lost in the 2015 federal election, said party spokesman Cory Hann.

Lawyer Jagdeep Kaur Sahota, who ran unsuccessfully for the Progressive Conservatives in Calgary-McCall provincially in 2015, has also filed with the Conservative party to run for the federal nomination.

Hann said both candidates are currently being vetted and no nomination date has yet been set.

Shory was the MP for Calgary Northeast from 2008 to 2015 before losing to Liberal Darshan Kang in the new Skyview riding in the last federal vote.

Kang was one of two Liberal MPs elected in Calgary in the last election, breaking a four-decade-long drought for the Grits in the city.

However, Kang left the Liberal caucus to sit as an Independent last year as he faced allegations of sexual harassment by a constituency office staffer. A House of Commons investigation in March found the charges partially substantiated.

Liberal party spokesman Braeden Caley said in an email the party has not opened nominations in Calgary Skyview, or any other riding, for the 2019 federal election.

Kent Hehr, the MP for Calgary Centre, remains in the Liberal caucus but resigned from cabinet earlier this year over sexual harassment allegations dating back to his time as an Alberta MLA. An investigation is ongoing.

A number of candidates are lining up to seek the Conservative nod in Calgary Centre while in Calgary Forest Lawn, incumbent MP Deepak Obhrai faces a challenge for the Tory nomination from former MLA Moe Amery.

No nomination opponents to the city’s remaining seven Conservative MPs emerged ahead of the party’s December deadline for ridings with incumbents.

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Source:: Calgaryherald.com

      

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Former Tory MP Shory trying for a comeback

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