Alberta UCP leaders race to replace Jason Kenny as premier, voting deadline looms

Candidates (left to right) Todd Lowen, Daniel Smith, Rajan Thorney and Rebecca Sawney attend the Alberta Union Conservative Party leadership candidate debate in Medicine Hat, Alberta on July 27, 2022. Schultz, Leela Ahir, Travis Toos, Brian Jean. (Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

It’s the last day to buy a member of the United Conservative Party of Alberta for $10 and vote for the next leader and prime minister.

Parties accept drop-offs by 5pm and online memberships are accepted until midnight.

After that, the party will look at memberships to verify the information, and will make a final tally in about two weeks.

Seven candidates are on the ballot to replace Jason Kenny as Prime Minister.

Kenny announced in May that he was stepping down after receiving lukewarm 51% support in a review of party leadership.

The next big date for the race is the second debate scheduled for August 30th in Edmonton.

Candidates have put forward policy proposals ranging from health care to education reform, but the focus of the debate has been on how Alberta’s relationship with the federal government can be used to obtain better deals in areas such as equality. there were.

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