In the midst of a leadership campaign, Alberta Progressive Conservative members are meeting in Red Deer in an annual conference to discuss their plan for Alberta.
On Saturday morning, Progressive Conservative Alberta Association (PCAA) President Katherine O’Neill spoke on the Alberta Morning News and said there is a lot to talk about this year.
“It’s no secret that the party is at a crossroads after the election and its up to our membership to make the decision about where we go next. We’re really excited to have six candidates with differing opinions on where they want to lead the party and not just the party, but the province,” said O’Neill.
“There was a feeling after the election that we were a very leader focused party and that the grassroots weren’t always at the table helping make decisions about how our party runs when we call an election, how we fundraise, things like that. There’s kind of a goal from our grassroots that we have a more balanced approach, that our leader works with our party, that we’re listening to each other, and we’re at the table working together.”
O’Neill said some of the key topics the members will discuss are economy, environment, health care reform, and infrastructure issues.
“I think they’re here with their sleeves rolled up to get to work because it’s not about the PC Alberta; it’s about Alberta, and it’s getting the economy moving again, and it’s about building a better province. Our members are really dedicated to that goal. I’m very hopeful that we’ll come out of this conference with lots of really great ideas about how to make our province stronger and better.”
The PC nominations for party leadership close on Nov. 10 and election day is set for Mar. 18, 2017. (djs)