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  1. Alberta Conservative leadership race provesaRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Western Producer

    First, there was the historic election that ended 43-years of Progressive Conservative reign, a result that made NDP leader Rachel Notley premier and has exposed deep factions within the province's political right. a Now, former Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney says he plans to run for the Alberta PC leadership and unite the province's deeply divided right in the process.

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  2. Why Jason Kenney could be the best thing to happen to Rachel NotleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | CBC News

    Alberta Conservative MP Jason Kenney announced he would be seeking the leadership of Alberta's Progressive Conservative party on July 6. Political analyst Corey Hogan is a former executive director of the Alberta Liberal Party and currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Northweather. Like most such storms, we all had a pretty good idea it was coming long before it made landfall.

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  3. Is Jason Kenney Mr. Right?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | MacLeans

    Jason Kenney wants to 'unite Alberta' under a familiar brand of conservatism, and it's bringing a whole new level of polarization to the province's politics "Great to be here. Just one correction," he said after the CBC host's introduction.

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  4. PCs could win next Alberta election with Kenney at helm, poll suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | CBC News

    Calgary-Midnapore MP Jason Kenney has announced he intends to run for leader of the Progressive Conservatives with the goal of uniting Alberta's political right. Albertans are divided on the prospect of Jason Kenney becoming the next head of government, but a new poll suggests the Progressive Conservatives could edge out the governing NDP with him leading the party. 1 comment

  5. A Jason Kenney-led PC party would move past Wild Rose into first place in Alberta, new poll suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | National Post

    Though Albertans aren't sure if they want Jason Kenney to be premier, a Progressive Conservative Party with him at the helm would move into first place, a new poll suggests. "The numbers suggest that a Kenney-led PC Party would emerge as the main rival for the incumbent NDP in the next provincial election," said the vice-president of public affairs for Insights West, Mario Canseco.

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  6. Wildrose leader to begin town hall tour in AirdrieRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Airdrie City View

    ... 'a risky agenda.' 'All of these things are coming together at a time where it couldn't be worse for the people of Alberta,' Jean said. 'This is not the time.' The Airdrie town hall will run from 6 until 8 p.m. at Apple Creek Golf Course. Those ...

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  7. Ric McIver not ruling out run for PC leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | CBC News

    ... MP Jason Kenney has announced he intends to run for leader of the Progressive Conservatives with the goal of uniting Alberta's political right. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press) Kenney has said his goal is to unite Alberta's political right under a ...

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  8. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley unfussed with unite-the-right 'do-si-do'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | The Chronicle Herald

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the "little do-si-do" taking place between Alberta's two right-of-centre parties hasn't changed how the NDP plans to tackle the next election. She says her party's strategy won't change if longtime Alberta MP Jason Kenney succeeds in making willing dance partners of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties.

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  9. Message to Jason Kenney: most Albertans are pro-choice, Rachel Notley saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | CBC News

    Premier Rachel Notley says Jason Kenney should take the lead from the majority of Albertans who believe the decision to have an abortion should be made by a woman and her doctor. "I certainly hope that any political figure who is coming back to the province and entering into the political discourse will respect the view of Albertans on this matter," she said.

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  10. Alberta Premier Notley Notley unfussed with unite-the-right...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Northern Life

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the do-si-do taking place between Alberta's two right-of-centre parties hasn't changed how the NDP plans to tackle the next election. She says her party's strategy won't change if longtime Alberta MP Jason Kenney succeeds in making willing dance partners of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties.

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  11. Premier Notley shrugs off Jason Kenney "social issues" commentsRead the original story

    Monday Jul 11 | CKNW News Talk 980

    The weather was a let down, but the crowd was not, as about a thousand people came out to sample some free pancakes at the annual premiers pancake breakfast. Not quite full of either pancakes, or talk of a united right, Premier Rachel Notley was in a good mood Monday morning, as she took part as host for the Premiers breakfast for the second time.

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  12. A subdued Stampede for Calgary businesses hit by oil price collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | The Globe and Mail

    ... Low oil prices since mid-2014 have seen oil sands projects cancelled, and crude and natural gas drilling plummet. Alberta's unemployment rate sits at 7.9 per cent, and the province says 36,500 jobs have been lost this year alone. For corporate ...

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  13. 'It's not as fun because we're not in power': Scenes from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | National Post

    ... forget. And, at park's edge, a towering There Will Be Blood-style oil rig. Mix it with fiddle music, a buffet of AAA Alberta beef and the scene is likely what Conservatives picture will await them in the afterlife. At $200 a plate, the Stampede BBQ ...

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  14. Kenney's bid to unite the right garners mixed reactions in St. AlbertRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 9 | St. Albert Gazette

    ... to Mr. Kenney as an ultra-conservative,' Lukaszuk said. He pointed to the many other social conservative parties in Alberta, past and present, where those to the right of the PCs have found their homes, as being a better fit for a man who over the ...

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  15. Jason Kenney: 23 years of advocacy for free speech, tax reform and the WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | CBC News

    Jason Kenney has been active in the Alberta political scene for the past quarter century or so, from his early days with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, to being elected as an MP at age 29, to forming government in 2006 to his current run at the Alberta PC leadership. When Jason Kenney strode into a Calgary hotel ballroom on July 6 and announced his plan to run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party of Alberta and merge it with the Wildrose, it was far from his first foray onto the province's political scene.

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  16. Progressives: the quiet majorityRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 9 | Lethbridge Herald

    Welcome back to Alberta, Jason Kenney. A lot has changed here since you left for Ottawa in 1997.

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  17. Notley says Jason Kenney will say what he wants to sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | CKNW News Talk 980

    ... of everybody's rights." When it comes to Notley's thoughts on Jason Kenney's chances for leadership of the Alberta PC'sshe's keeping that to herself saying, "I'm really not going to speculate on that I think that there are a multiplicity of parties ...

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  18. 'He's encouraged me to offer myself,' Kenney says of Harper's supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | CBC News

    Jason Kenney says his Alberta PC leadership aspiration - which involves reuniting the province's fractured right - comes with the support of his old boss Stephen Harper. "You know I have discussed this with him and he, I shouldn't probably discuss our private conversations ... he's encouraged me to offer myself in either the provincial or federal leadership," Kenney told CBC Calgary News at 6 on Friday.

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  19. Jason Kenney says federal Tories can win next election but 'uniting ...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 8 | Canada.com

    Between Stampede parades and photo opportunities, Conservative MP Jason Kenney has wasted no time launching what will have to be a frenetic campaign to win the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race and unite the province's fractured right. Whether this can be done may remain an open question, but in the meantime Kenney has categorically rejected at least one popular theory; that his decision to defect from the federal opposition benches to the provincial hustings bodes poorly for the post-Stephen Harper Conservatives.

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  20. Nenshi, Notley lambast Kenney as out of touch with AlbertansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | The Globe and Mail

    Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley chat before the start of the Calgary Stampede parade in Friday, July 8, 2016. Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley chat before the start of the Calgary Stampede parade in Friday, July 8, 2016.

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