Liberals nominate Scott Forsyth in fight for Stephen Harper's old seat
Calgary doctor is the last candidate selected by the major parties for upcoming byelection
With the selection of Scott Forsyth as the Liberal candidate for former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's vacated Calgary seat, all the major parties are now ready for the byelection fight.
Forsyth, a family physician and professional photographer from Calgary, received the nomination at a meeting on Wednesday night.
He'll fight it out with Conservative candidate Bob Benzen, Khalis Ahmed of the NDP, and Taryn Knorren of the Green Party.
The byelection, set in motion when Harper resigned after his Conservative government was defeated by the Liberals, must be called by Feb. 25.
It's one of two byelections taking place in Calgary this year.
Calgary Midnapore is also up for grabs after the departure of Jason Kenney, who's vying to either lead — or dismantle — Alberta's Progressive Conservatives.
That contest must be called by March 22.