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Jason Kenney sets unite-the-right plan in motion after Alberta PC leadership win

Last Updated Mar 20, 2017 at 5:04 am MDT

CITY Videographer Derrick Brade

CALGARY – Alberta PC Leader Jason Kenney says his unite-the-right plan will begin immediately with picking negotiators, and will end hopefully a year from now with a new conservative party and an elected leader.

Kenney also says he won’t be running for a legislature seat in the near future but will focus on working on a merger plan with the Wildrose party.

He suggests while formal talks continue, unity can begin right away informally.

He says he is exploring having the Wildrose and PC caucuses in the legislature work together, and is urging constituency boards to get to know each other.

Kenney made the comments after meeting with the PC board of directors following his decisive leadership victory on Saturday.

Party president Katherine O’Neill called the closed-door meeting positive with the board rallying behind Kenney.