A political professor from Calgary is shedding light on the controversy surrounding Jason Kenney on the PC leadership campaign trail.
Political expert Duane Bratt is a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary and he told Global News that Kenney clearly violated rules of Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCAA).
“They had a vote for the Edmonton-Ellerslie delegate selection meeting last week and not only did Kenney arrive in the Millwoods Golf and Country Club, but he also set up a hospitality suite in the golf and country club,” said Bratt.
“The top contender, Jason Kenney, who is leading in the delegate selection, who’s the person being fined, is actually campaigning to end the PC party, so I’m not sure what damage it can do to the PC brand given that his entire campaign is about ending the party.”
The PCAA is planning on a re-vote for Edmonton-Ellerslie, but Bratt doesn’t think that will have much of an impact on Kenney.
“The vote was 15 delegate for the Kenney slate, zero for anybody else. My expectation is it will be the same result. Maybe they’ll win one or two delegates, but Kenney has done very well in some of the other constituencies as well.”
Members of the PCAA choose their new party leader in March. (djs)(With files from Global News)