Today, the Alberta PCs and Wildrose parties, the two nominally conservative parties in the province, announced a plan to merge.
The new party, temporarily named the United Conservative Party, will have a leadership vote in October.
The NDP is so despised in Alberta that even if there were two nominally conservative parties in the next election instead of one, Notley would be thrown out.
But not in 2019, as most pundits suggest. Under law, Canadian governments can legally go on as long as five years. I think that’s Notley’s plan as of today.
That said, it will take another decade on top of that to undo the real damage. And that’s assuming that Jason Kenney, or Brian Jean, or whomever leads this united party, has the courage of their convictions to undo the damage.
I’m not even convinced of that.
So today’s news is a good step.
Notley will be gone by 2020.
But you’ll forgive me if I see nothing quite worth celebrating yet.
NEXT: Our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid joins me with her take on this historic development in her province.
THEN: Townhall.com contributor Kurt Schlichter new column comes on to talk about his latest must-read column, which calls these concerted attacks on Trump a “coup.”
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