Friday, September 30, 2016

The Pollcast: Jason Kenney's quest to unite the Alberta right

Jason Kenney left federal politics earlier this month to mount a bid for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives.

But his plan to redraw the political landscape in Alberta doesn't end there. After winning the leadership, he wants to merge the PCs with Wildrose, another conservative opposition party, and take down Rachel Notley's New Democrats in 2019.

It's a tall order. Can he do it?

Joining me to break down the leadership campaign is Janet Brown, an Alberta pollster, and Graham Thomson, columnist for the Edmonton Journal.

You can listen to the podcast heresubscribe to future episodes here, and listen to past episodes here.


  1. "Can he do it"?

    No. I don't think so. I think the Alberta PCs will choose someone else as leader.

    1. The last three PC leaders have all been red Tories. I don't see Kenny bucking the trend.

  2. He may get the PC leadership but the Wild Rose joining won't happen !!

  3. Éric,

    Hope Kenney recognizes it's a crapshoot.


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