Letter to the Editor

Last week Brian Jean and the Wildrose caucus expressed their desire to "unite" conservatives by asking them to join Wildrose

Last week Brian Jean and the Wildrose caucus expressed their desire to "unite" conservatives by asking them to join Wildrose, in an op-ed in the Calgary Herald.  While we appreciate their sentiment we feel that Wildrose risks another NDP government with their "go it alone" approach, so we submitted the following letter to the editor to the Herald.


We are encouraged by the Wildrose caucus’s commitment to bring all small-c conservative Albertans together before the next election.  We strongly support their initiative but as much as they would like to wish away the PCs, that party just won a byelection, and drew a thousand delegates to their AGM.  

The PC's own numbers tell us that more than half of those consulted after the last election support a united right.  We suspect Wildrose members feel the same.  

Alberta Can’t Wait has been actively engaging the membership and grassroots Albertans who will lead this charge.  We are unaware of any formal outreach to the PC party from Wildrose and are therefore hard-pressed to arrive at the WR caucus’s conclusion that the PCs are “unwilling dance partners.”  

Small-c conservative Albertans continue to relay their desire for a competent, principled, fiscally responsible united alternative next election.  Our advice to Messrs Jean and McIver is as Ralph Klein said “find a parade that is going in the same direction of you, and get out front and lead it.”  


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