For Brian Jean and Jason Kenney, the new United Conservative Party unveiled Thursday afternoon is about the very future of the province.
The Wildrose and Progressive Conservative leaders didn’t mince words as they stood together in an Edmonton hotel to lay bare the roadmap to a united right, using language more usual during an election campaign than at a joint news conference.
For Jean, the United Conservative Party will assure solid conservative governance in Alberta “for generations to come.”
Kenney said if members ratify the agreement July 22, it would “rebuild the promise of Alberta as a beacon of hope and opportunity.”
Both of them spoke of putting egos aside for the good of the province, Kenney calling the current NDP government “catastrophic.”