Jason Kenney, Brian Jean And The War To Define Alberta Conservatism – Macleans.ca

Jason Kenney, Brian Jean and the war to define Alberta conservatism – Macleans.ca

Jean, left, and Kenney announcing their unity deal in May (Jason Franson/CP)On Saturday, members of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties will vote to unite by probably overwhelming margins—not too far south, presumably, of the 96 per cent and 90 per cent support with which the Canadian Alliance and Tories respectively blessed the Conservative Party of Canada merger in 2003. Sure, there are brand diehards on either side who will resist and may even pursue their own splinters after the merger. But nobody has been more effective or compelling in bringing about the creation of the United Conservative Party than …

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