Former Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney is taking a summer road trip in hopes of drumming up support for his Progressive Conservative leadership bid.
Kenney, following his announcement in early July that he’s leaving federal politics, has launched a “Unite Alberta Truck Tour” in Edmonton this morning.
Kenney’s Unity Tour began will travel throughout Northern Alberta for the rest of the week, with stops at Whitecourt, Peace River, and Slave Lake.
He plans on visiting 87 constituencies and all major communities at least once.
“As I crisscross the province in the months ahead, I look forward to meeting up with Albertans around kitchen tables to discuss how we can get Alberta back on track, and restore the Alberta Advantage,” Kenney said in a release.
He says the tour is about listening to you and finding out how you want the province united.
The PCs were ousted from office last year by the NDP after more than four decades in power, and will elect a new leader in March of next year.
He wants to unite the PCs and its rival the Wildrose in order to defeat the NDP in the next election.
Kenney has already been endorsed by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as interim federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. (twd)