“Alberta Can’t Wait” is a group focused on uniting the right. Jason Kenney, rumoured to be considering a shot at the PC leadership, was a special guest speaker at their meeting in Cochrane recently.
The MP said he was seriously considering taking a role in the unification process.
The crowd was buzzing with anticipation in hopes of an announcement and though it didn’t happen, many I spoke with said they’d back him if he were to take the leap.
Leadership questions aside, the conversation that night centred around uniting the right.
Kenney was there when the federal Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives united their parties, noting everything changed over night when Peter McKay became PC leader and he and Stephen Harper came to the table and made history.
The strategy worked federally, but some are skeptical about Alberta unity since there’s a lot of animosity between the Wildrose and PC parties.
Jason Kenney hasn’t announced any plans for leadership but then again, the PCs haven’t released their leadership contest rules yet.
I believe it’s just a matter of time. Kenney has taken a more low key role in the federal Conservative Party and has been spending a lot of time in Alberta attending events, mingling and opening up a dialogue about uniting conservatives.
As he said in Cochrane: Stay tuned.