Jason Kenney announces bid to lead Alberta’s United Conservative Party

Alberta PC Party leader Jason Kenney waits to announce the results of the referendum on unity in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press, July 29, 2017 

EDMONTON — Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has officially launched his bid for the leadership of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party by promising to stand up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

It’s Kenney’s second entry into a leadership contest in a year, he won the leadership of Alberta Progressive Conservatives on a campaign of merging the party with the opposition Wildrose.

Kenney told supporters in Calgary Saturday that he would take a different approach to leadership than Trudeau.

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