Alberta’s new United Conservatives wasted no time getting to work by holding their first official meeting on Monday and choosing former Wildrose and now UCP MLA Nathan Cooper as interim leader.
Brian Jean also had a busy day coming from Edmonton to Airdrie where he officially kicked off his leadership campaign.
An emotional Jean gave a short speech promising to be fiscally conservative, reverse the carbon tax and fix the healthcare and education systems.
He advocated for school choice and also said he won’t let the Feds push Alberta around, promising to promote a fair equalization system.
Jean also seemed to backtrack on comments he made about not axing public sector jobs and answered questions about what sets him apart from Jason Kenney, who will be announcing his official leadership bid in the coming days.
Watch my video for all of the details on Brian Jean’s announcement.
At this point, it's only Jean, former leader of the Progressive Conservatives Jason Kenney and Calgary lawyer Doug Schweitzer in the race.
Stay tuned for all the news on what is sure to be an exciting United Conservative leadership race!