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  1. What happened to Jason Kenney?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | MacLeans

    Stephen Maher on how the once serious Harper-era star became a provincial politician pitching an unserious referendum in Alberta Jason Kenney celebrates his leadership win at the Alberta PC Party leadership convention in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 18, 2017. I have just noticed that at some point recently Jason Kenney has become dramatically less sensible, which comes as quite a surprise.


  2. Jason Kenney wooed Alberta's conservatives. Next, the rest of Alberta.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | MacLeans

    "It's another miracle on the Prairies," Jason Kenney declared after he won the United Conservative Party leadership vote by nearly a two-to-one margin over Brian Jean, the former Wildrose party leader. Klein declared "miracle on the Prairies" on election night in 1993, after he secured the Alberta Progressive Conservative dynasty's seventh straight majority despite a bruising provincial deficit and a strong challenge by the Alberta Liberals.


  3. Why Rachel Notley will need an even bigger miracle to win againRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | MacLeans

    The longer the Alberta NDP are in power, the harder it will be to repeat the shocking victory that won them the province Striding out of Banff Trail School, Todd Strong expressed pride in what he'd just done. The Calgary massage therapist had voted to end four decades of Alberta Tory rule, and the power grabs that had come to dei ne it.


  4. For Jason Kenney and Brian Jean, it's Alberta versus the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | MacLeans

    The would-be leaders of Alberta's new conservative party envision a province preoccupied with its own interests, powers and identity. Where could they have gotten an idea like that? much surprise in political Canada when Jason Kenney, long seen as Stephen Harper's likely successor at the helm of the federal Conservative Party, decamped to Alberta to pursue a mere provincial leadership.


  5. Brian Jean 'disappointed' in Calgary Pride decision to bar UCP from paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | MacLeans

    A leadership candidate for Alberta's new conservative party says he hopes organizers of the Calgary Pride parade will reconsider and allow the party to participate. Brian Jean, who was Opposition leader in the legislature, said Monday he is disappointed with a decision by organizers on the weekend to reject the United Conservative Party's request to join the parade.


  6. Jason Kenney, Brian Jean and the war to define Alberta conservatismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | MacLeans

    A vote to merge will formally kick off the race to lead Alberta's United Conservative Party. That's where things get weird.


  7. After uniting the right in Alberta, now the fight to lead it beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | MacLeans

    Both Jason Kenney and Brian Jean are eager to challenge each other to be the dismantler-in-chief of the Alberta NDP government Alberta Wildrose leader Brian Jean and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney announce a unity deal between the two in Edmonton on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Brian Jean and Jason Kenney stood beside each other behind bulky lecterns for the first time Thursday, to announce their parties' tentative deal to create the United Conservative Party, stitching together Kenney's Progressive Conservative and Jean's Wildrose tents.


  8. Lessons from Alberta's disillusioned ToriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | MacLeans

    Appetite for a new Conservative party modest at a Calgary dinner, where the bitter memory of vote-splitting is still a searing one. May 27, 2016.


  9. Trudeau returns to by-election campaign trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | MacLeans

    Advance voting began Friday in five federal by-elections and the prime minister was back on the stump, appearing at an event for the Liberal candidate in an Ottawa-area riding. Justin Trudeau's late afternoon visit to Ottawa-Vanier followed an event Thursday night in a Toronto riding with the Liberal candidate there, the former director of appointments in his office.


  10. Jason Kenney confident heading into PC leadership voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2017 | MacLeans

    Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney says he's confident of winning, but willing to move to Plan B if the party won't follow his plan to merge with the Wildrose. "My commitment is to serving Albertans through the free enterprise cause," Kenney said Friday outside a downtown Calgary convention centre.


  11. Jason Kenney looks down the home stretchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | MacLeans

    The Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race is the home stretch and frontrunner Jason Kenney says he's still running like he's 10 votes behind, but he's also looking past voting day. "I'm on a month-long tour around the province to meet with as many elected PC delegates as I can," said Kenney in an interview.


  12. Alberta PC party dismisses complaint against Jason KenneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | MacLeans

    The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta has dismissed a call to have leadership candidate Jason Kenney turfed from the race. Party member Jeffrey Rath accused Kenney in a formal complaint of actively undermining the party to make it an easy takeover target.


  13. Brian Jean would run for leader of Alberta's united rightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | MacLeans

    Wildrose Leader Brian Jean has opened the door to uniting with the Progressive Conservatives to end more than a decade of bruising political infighting between Alberta's centre-right parties. But Jean said if it's going to happen, the Wildrose members have to say yes, and it will be done under the Wildrose umbrella and under Wildrose rules.


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