Leaders of the right must bury the hatchet

Uniting the right in Alberta seems to be on the minds of many people in our province, particularly those...

Marv Moore

by Marvin Moore

Guest columnist

Uniting the right in Alberta seems to be on the minds of many people in our province, particularly those who voted Wildrose or Conservative in the last election.

Two major groups have been making the rounds in our province trying to convince Albertans that there is a way.

The interim Conservative leader seems not to be too interested and the Wildrose leader says it is up to the grassroots.

There is really only one way to unite the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta and the Wildrose and win the 2019 election.

The process may be difficult but is very simple.

Brian Jean and Ric McIver need to have lunch together and agree to have a meeting with elected MLAs from both parties. No one else should be in the room except 22 Wildrose and 9 PC MLAs

They should agree to form a new party that preferably does not include either Conservative or Wildrose in its name, as both brands are tarnished…the PC brand from a number of failed leaders since Ralph Klein and the Wildrose from floor crossing and too many uncalled for comments by some candidates and MLAs over the years.

Having agreed to form a new party and having selected a name these MLAs need to form a committee to draft an interim constitution and an interim policy position, both of which would go to a general membership meeting  for approval and/or amendment. This meeting should be held after a permanent leader of the new party is elected late in 2017.

They now need to select from among themselves an interim leader who is committed to not run for the permanent leadership.

Rona Ambrose is the only person in Alberta that can pull all the Conservative and Wildrose voters together and win the next election over Notley and the NDP. The leadership race should begin in May of 2017 after Rona Ambrose has finished her term as interim leader of the Federal PC’S.

 

Yes it is time for Brian and Ric to have lunch.

Marv Moore is a former Progressive Conservative MLA and campaign manager and is currently a member of the Wildrose Party.

 

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