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First UCP leadership debate to be held in Calgary

Last Updated Sep 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm MST

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Alberta’s United Conservative Party has scheduled its first leadership candidate debate.

It will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20th at the Mount Royal Conservatory’s Bella Concert Hall at 6 p.m.

The party’s leadership election committee chair Robyn Henwood said all four candidates – Brian Jean, Jason Kenney, Doug Schweitzer and Jeff Callaway – are confirmed to attend.

“All the debates are really important, of course the first one out of the gate really sets the tone,” she said.

Following Calgary, other debates will be held in Edmonton, Red Deer, Fort McMurray and Lethbridge.

The debate will also be streamed live on the party’s website.

“For some, it might be their first look at some of these candidates,” she said.

Henwood said they’re finalizing the format, but they’re looking at selecting topics that relate specifically to each host city.