EDITORIAL: United No Longer: UCP MLA call for Kenney to Step Down



In 2019 Jason Kenney had it all, a united right-wing movement that saw the once battling Wildrose and Progressive Conservatives joining together to topple the one-term NDP government.


Kenney riding his Blue Truck was in his element, crossing the province speaking to supporters, and shoring up support to Unite Alberta. Things looked like easy sailing for the leader of the newly minted United Conservative Party.


But in Politics can turn on a dime and can. The last month has not been good for the Premier. Kenney has seen the return of his political foe Brian Jean, he has seen his support for leadership dwindle, and he now has members of his caucus calling for him to step down and resign as leader.


First it was Jason Stephans (Red Deer South) calling for the Premier's resignation in an editorial in his local Red Deer Advocate, then Thursday afternoon the trickle of bad news became a flood when presidents of the UCP riding association and members of the UCP Caucus stood outside the halls of democracy at the Alberta Legislature to call on the resignation of the entire provincial UCP board, and to continue the vote against his leadership on April 9th.