A former Peter Lougheed cabinet minister and Ralph Klein campaign manager says the formation of the United Conservative Party is something that needed to be done.
DeBolt’s Marv Moore says he has been pushing for this for two years.
“You know, I was happy about the fact the members of both parties voted almost exactly the same at 95 per cent to join together, so that’s a really good start.”
He is not expecting an early election call, but Moore is expecting what he calls a tough election next time.
“(Premier Rachel) Notley’s not going to go down easy, so we’re going to have to have some very good candidates, who work hard. The leadership has to be good, too. We’ll know, I guess, on October 28 who that is.”
He adds even after the leader is picked, there will still be lots of work ahead.
“After that, there’ll have to be policy conventions and all the constituencies will have to be re-organized and there’s also a review of constituency boundaries going on right now and we don’t know where that’s going to end up. There’ll be a lot of work to do this coming winter, probably, after October 28.”
Moore says he backed Jason Kenney when the PC leadership race took place and is still a Kenney supporter.