Around 500 people turned out for a ‘Unite the Right’ rally last night in Red Deer.
The focus was on what small ‘c’ conservatives want to see heading into the next provincial election in 2019.
Rick Orman, a conservative activist tells the Alberta Morning News, the vote was a landslide for change.
“We went around and had the vote,” explains Orman. “There was about four votes that said we should roll in with the PC’s, there were about eight votes that said we should roll in with the Wildrose, and there was about 480 votes that said we should start a new entity.”
Orman says he think the problem is that both parties currently have damaged reputations.
“I think the bulk of small ‘c’ conservatives in the province that believe there’s brand damage with the Wildrose and the PC’s,” says Orman. “We all know the variety of reasons why people believe that. What we have to do is involve small ‘c’ conservatives in establishing a constitution.”
Orman adds what he believes has to come next ‘Unite the Right’ supporters in Alberta.
“I believe that a steering committee should be an elected committee by people who come to the meetings,” explains Orman. “So we’ll have another meeting, we’ll ask for people to vote on who will carry forward this task. It’s sort of like building the architecture that we’ve been asked to do.”
Another ‘Unite the Right’ meeting will be held in the next few months. (km/amn)