It probably has nothing to do with a recent poll by Forum Research showing her support plummeting, but Joan Crockatt, the Conservative contender in the Calgary Centre by-election, has finally agreed to make a debate appearance.
Hosted by the Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association, the debate scheduled for Thursday November 15 will be the first all-candidates debate to be just that.
Crockatt confirmed her appearance this evening, one day after a poll pegged her support at 32 per cent compared to Liberal Harvey Locke's 30 per cent, Green Party candidate Chris Turner's 23 per cent and the NDPs Dan Meades at 12 per cent.
Although the recent provincial election, and the lead up to the most recent municipal election proved that polls can be less than reliable, the fact that Crockatt's numbers have plummeted from 48 per cent since the last tally must have her election machine worried. Support for Turner and the Green Party has surged by almost 110 per cent, while Locke is running in a statistical dead heat with Crockatt.
Regardless, the fact that she has agreed to actually participate in a debate makes this one worth attending. The debate takes place at the Cliff Bungalow-Mission community hall (A 2201 Cliff St. S.W.) from 8 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 15.
Joan Crockatt has pulled out of tonight's debate. Seems that trying to get a Conservative candidate to discuss the issues was too good to be true.