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Tories to use online and phone voting in conservative unity referendum

Alberta Progressive Conservatives will vote online or by phone over three days in July to decide whether to merge with the Wildrose Party.

The PC party announced on the weekend that members will vote between July 20 and July 22 whether to… 143 more words

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Fildebrandt's United Liberty movement takes aim at 'vanilla conservatism'

Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt is taking aim at “vanilla conservatism” but says he’s pushing an inclusive brand of politics.

The Strathmore-Brooks MLA, who is contemplating a run for the leadership of the potential new United Conservative Party if it’s goes forward, announced Thursday he was launching a new group called… 256 more words

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Wildrose critic unsure why public schools involved in land deal

The Wildrose is weighing in on a public land deal for a private school in Edmonton.

The principal of Headway School, who wants to buy a surplus school site in Mill Woods so students will be closer to home, has called the decision absurd. 329 more words

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Jason Kenney pushes for thorough vetting of prospective candidates of any new conservative party

Alberta Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney says he will push for a rigorous screening of prospective candidates of any new conservative party to spike election-derailing “bozo eruptions.” 544 more words

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Former PC party executive launches plan to support 'centrist' parties ahead of next Alberta election

Two months ago, she was president of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta but with the next provincial election looking like a potential showdown between the left-of-centre New Democrats and… 816 more words

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Discord among Wildrose Party ranks grows as unity vote nears

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Tuesday the deal to join his party and the Progressive Conservatives into a new United Conservative Party can’t be changed, despite growing unrest within Wildrose ranks over details of the agreement. 684 more words

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Wildrose staff member alleges party members sent him anti-gay messages for planning to attend Pride event

Hours before thousands of Edmontonians were expected to take part in an annual parade celebrating gender and sexual diversity, an openly gay staff member for Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose Party took to social media alleging party members sent him anti-gay messages because he planned to attend a Pride event. 1,331 more words

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