Gerson: Jason Kenney to make possible leadership announcement on Wednesday

Conservative MP Jason Kenney will be making an announcement about his future on Wednesday as rumours mount that he plans to leave federal politics to lead a unite-the-right bid in Alberta. 

In an email to supporters, the former cabinet minister wrote he: “will be making an important announcement in Calgary this Wednesday.”

Long considered a potential successor to prime minister Stephen Harper, the longtime Calgary MP told the Post two weeks ago he was still weighing whether to run for federal or provincial leadership.

However, several Kenney supporters and Alberta Conservatives have speculated that he plans to seek the leadership of the province’s Progressive Conservative Party under a unite-the-right banner. 

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