The Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race is in the home stretch and frontrunner Jason Kenney says he’s still running like he’s 10 votes behind, but he’s also looking past voting day.
“I’m (now) on a month-long tour around the province to meet with as many elected PC delegates as I can,” said Kenney in an interview.
“(It’s) just to strengthen my relationship with people who have been elected, make sure they are registered to vote and for those who are still undecided answer any questions that they’ve got.
“I’m trying to make a deliberate effort to reach out to people who aren’t supporting my candidacy to begin the important work of uniting the party post March 18.”
Delegates will convene in Calgary on March 18th to select their first permanent leader since Jim Prentice announced he was quitting the night the Tories’ four-decade dynasty ended in a crushing election loss to Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP on May 5, 2015.
Voting to select delegates in all 87 constituencies wraps up Monday, and more than 1,000 delegates have already been selected.