Former Calgary MLA Donna Kennedy-Glans is throwing her hat into the PC Alberta leadership race.
Kennedy-Glans was an associate minister in Alison Redford’s cabinet, but resigned and left the Tory caucus in March 2014 — saying she was upset with a culture of entitlement and the party’s inability to create change.
But she’s now ready to try doing it herself by facing the only other candidate in the leadership race so far, Conservative MP Jason Kenney; adding she does not believe in his unite-the-right campaign.
“I like Jason Kenny, this isn’t a personal thing at all,” remarked Kennedy Glans. “I respect his contribution to politics, but personally, and more importantly, based on the facts of the last election, I don’t think this model is going to work; I don’t think that approach is going to work.”
She says Kenney’s idea to unite the right is based on a federal model that will not work in Alberta, adding the PCs lost votes on the left in the last election, not the right.
Kennedy-Glans says she’s also worried about the state of the province with low oil prices and an NDP government at the helm.
“I think some of the decisions being made right now are putting us in a place that . . . it’s going to be hard to navigate through this and we’ve got to start to course correct really quickly.”
The PC Alberta leadership race is to end next year with a vote by delegates on the 18th of March. (td)