The Wildrose isn’t ruling out uniting the right.
Partly leader Brian Jean spoke with 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen and says it’s not up to him, it’s up to the members of the party, but he says the Alberta PCs “turned their back on us” when they elected Katherine O’Neill as their president.
“They elected a person that is definitely well known in political circles as heavy progressive, and not conservative at all. This truly was a choice where the members could choose someone that was a fiscal conservative, that was open to the opportunity to consolidate conservatives and that was Tyler Shandro.”
Jean also told Jespersen that he’s okay with rebranding the party, that’s why last fall the Wildrose secured the names, the “Alberta Conservative Party”, and the “Conservative Party of Alberta”.
“We’re going to continue to push those great principles and whatever the membership decides, whether it’s Wildrose Conservative Party, or Alberta Conservative Party, or just the Wildrose Party, I’m fine with that but that’s up to the members.”
Jean says both the Wildrose and PCs have a lot of things common.