Leadership hopeful Jason Kenney won’t have a policy platform before UCP vote

No platform from UCP leadership hopeful Jason Kenney

CALGARY — Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney says he won’t have a policy platform as he seeks the leadership of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party.

Kenney announced what he called a “grassroots guarantee” in Calgary today.

He said he will consult members of the new party and others before determining what promises he would campaign on as leader in the next provincial election.

Kenney says this is not a U.S. presidential-style campaign and it would be wrong to unveil a platform two years before another election is held in Alberta.

He said Albertans voted out the Progressive Conservative party because of its arrogance and it’s important not to make the same mistake again.

Kenney says he will continue to express his opinions on a number of issues but will let the party’s base have the final say.

The Canadian Press

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