The Alberta Progressive Conservative party has laid out the rules for its leadership contest. Those rules include retroactive finance disclosure and a rule forbidding candidates from doing anything that could harm the P-C brand.
Conservative M-P Jason Kenney is the only candidate to announce he is in the running to replace former premier Jim Prentice. Kenney is running on a platform to merge the P-C’s with the Wildrose party to create a new right-centre party to challenge the NDP.
Party president Katherine O’Neill would not say if Kenney’s merger plan would violate the ban on harming the PC brand. She says she won’t discuss hypotheticals.
The race does not officially begin until October 1st. The nomination deadline has been moved up to November 10th.
The leadership vote will take place March 18th.