Calgary North West MLA Sandra Jansen has thrown her name into the ring to be PC leader.
Jansen tells 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen it’s time the PCs took a step back and tried to build from the ground up.
“We have to take a good, hard look at ourselves as PC Party members and say ‘you know what? We messed up.’ There’s a reason we’re not the government anymore, we have to be very introspective about what we did wrong, about losing track of our grassroots support.”
She’s made it clear there are no plans to ‘unite the right.’
“It’s a slogan, and it’s an opportunity to get back into power, it’s not an actual discussion about policy, it’s not a discussion about the direction we want to go in in the province. It’s about what becomes the easiest way to get back into power, and I think we have to to the hard work.”
Jansen was born in Edmonton, but grew up in Claresholm and Calgary, and worked as a journalist before entering politics.
She joins former MP Jason Kenney, former MLA Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA Richard Starke, and Byron Nelson in the race so far. (kdr)