May 12 • 28M

Ep. #93: Take Back Alberta and the UCP

Jason Markusoff discusses the disunity in the United Conservative Party

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Éric Grenier
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The merger of the Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose Party was supposed to end the split of the right in Alberta’s politics. But while the United Conservative Party has successfully prevented another right-of-centre party from rising to prominence in the province, it hasn’t stopped divisions forming within its own organization.

Joining me this week on the podcast is the CBC’s Jason Markusoff, who has looked into the rise of the Take Back Alberta group that has tried to influence the direction of the UCP from the inside.

What does this mean for the future of the United Conservatives — and for Danielle Smith, win or lose in Alberta’s election on May 29?

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