Outgoing Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose has weighed in on the Alberta PC-Wildrose merger.
The announcement neatly coincided with Ambrose’s decision to step away from federal politics.
However, she tells Global News there are several reasons she’ll be keeping an arm’s length away from provincial politics.
“Jason Kenny is one of my dearest friends,” admitted Ambrose. “And he’s doing a fantastic job to unite the right. I support the movement and hope to help, but I’m not running.”
She said she’d be ready to help out in Alberta, but will be maintaining distance. Ambrose added that if she was planning to remain heavily involved, it would be at a federal level.
Ambrose added that despite past differences, the two parties have been on the same wavelength for a while.
“In the last number of years, and months, they’ve been voting together,” she explained. “So they’re united already.”
Global News reporter Vassy Kapelos caught up with Ambrose on a hike. Tune in to West Block on Global this Sunday at 10 a.m. for the full interview. (KLM)