In early December, residents of Richmond, British Columbia, began receiving pamphlets in their mail from Conservative candidate Rob Anders. This shouldn't have been newsworthy, except that Rob Anders is not the Conservative candidate in Richmond, B.C. In fact, he's the candidate for Calgary North West. The CTV election blog covered the beginning of that story here. Two days ago, Global News in Calgary found the story (even though it's a month old) and went to Anders' campaign office. He wasn't there, so the reporter asked a volunteer if he was in British Columbia. "British Columbia?" she questioned. "He's not in British Columbia." Global, better late than never, wondered where Anders was. They called the Conservative Party and found out he was in B.C. helping out with a fellow Conservative candidate's campaign (hopefully not Derek Zeisman's). So they went back to his campaign office and asked the same volunteer if she had any more news about the candidate's whereabouts. "He's in B.C." she gleefully proclaimed. The reporter was stunned. It's too bad Global jumped on this story so late, but I like the aggressiveness with which they are pursuing it. There is no news about this on the Global site, or the Calgary Herald site, that I could find and a "Rob Anders" search on Canada.com gets me nothing. If anyone finds a clip of this Global story, please let me know. Global also had a story about a public health forum held in Calgary to which representatives of all parties were invited. Rob Anders was replaced by one of those plastic bird toys that rocks back and forth until it gains enough momentum to take a sip of water from a cup placed in front of it and then goes back to rocking back and forth until it gets enough momentum to...well, you get the picture. Global should be commended for holding Anders accountable, especially in Calgary. Conservatives hold all of Calgary's seats and the other parties have pretty much given up (the Liberal candidate don't even have signs made, as I mentioned earlier). But the electorate should know who cares about them and who is off parading around in British Columbia. In a culture of resignation, it's great to see Global standing up for Calgarians.