They've had the support so far and this weekend will be huge for the Unite the Right movement.
"This weekend, Grassroots Progressive and Conservative and Wildrose members will be voting on the unity agreement. If they ratify it then we will automatically create the United Conservative Party of Alberta, so we can end vote splitting and ensure the defeat of the NDP in the next election," stated Jason Kenney, a Canadian politician and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta.
"Both PC's and Wildrose sold about 20,000 memberships in the month prior to this vote. I'm very optimistic that Albertans' will decide to put the province ahead of either party," Kenney added.
If the movement is ratified, what will the focus be for our province?
"We are going to be focused on getting Alberta's economy started again by eliminating the NDP Carbon Tax, restoring investor confidence, getting tax rates back down, getting rid of regulations that are killing jobs in Alberta, restoring fiscal responsibility and eliminating all of the destructive aspects of the NDP's economic record," explained Kenney.
Kenney explained this movement as a total political realignment or like a small political earthquake.
"It's a total political realignment and really what we're trying to do is a create a contemporary version of the Conservatives coalitions that were lead by Peter Lougheed and Ralph Klein in Alberta, or by Stephen Harper at national level or by Brad Wall in Saskatchewan. Albertans' are asking us to do this, to park our ego's and to put the province ahead of either party not to risk the future of Alberta, but the second NDP term," concluded Kenney.
Voting began on Thursday, July 20 among Tories, who will cast their ballots by telephone or online over three days to decide whether to join with the Wildrose to form a new United Conservative Party. Jason Kenney will announce the results on Saturday evening (July 22).
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