In order to publicly announce his endorsement of Jason Kenney to lead Alberta’s United Conservative Party, UCP MLA Jason Nixon had to step down as house Whip. So, why wouldn’t he just keep quiet and make his point with a vote on October 28th?
At a media scrum after the endorsement, Nixon told PostMedia’s James Wood that Brian Jean didn’t tell anyone in the Wildrose Caucus about the $322K plus deficit he brought into the UCP.
That’s a pretty serious allegation, so I reached out to Brian Jean’s campaign to get their side of the story.
They deny all the claims but watch my video for the details. The campaign let me look at caucus meeting notes and provided details on the hires that media sources are claiming contributed to the huge deficit.
Added to this was a kerfuffle about Jean’s campaign apparently jumping the gun on publishing an endorsement from the Mayor of Rimbey that wasn’t supposed to be made public.
Brian Jean has had a rough week, but can we trust the allegations against him?
We’re left to wonder— either this is a campaign in damage control mode, or it's just what can be expected from dirty leadership politics.