Kenney acclaimed as UCP candidate in byelection
Opposition Leader Jason Kenney was acclaimed as the official United Conservative Party candidate in the Calgary-Lougheed byelection Tuesday.
MLA Dave Rodney gave up his seat shortly after Kenney won the leadership bid Oct. 28.
He has represented the Calgary southwest riding since 2004. Premier Rachel Notley has six months to call a byelection.
GROUP THREATENS SUIT IN WAKE OF GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE DEBATE
A Calgary non-profit, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, threatened to launch a court challenge of Bill 24 if the legislation passes in the Alberta legislature.
Bill 24, an Act to Support GayStraight Alliances (GSA), would prevent schools from notifying parents if their child joins a GSA unless the child gives his or her consent.
It has sparked intense political debate.
The group argues that the prohibition on notifying parents about a GSA violates the fundamental rights of parents
ALBERTA PARTY GEARS UP FOR ANNUAL MEETING
Alberta Party interim leader Greg Clark is keeping mum on who will run for party leadership, telling reporters Tuesday he hasn’t decided whether he’ll be among the contenders.
Clark announced he was stepping down as leader Friday and said the move is an attempt to build the party. The Calgary-Elbow MLA said he will keep his seat and plans to run again in the provincial election expected in 2019.
The party will hold its AGM Saturday in Red Deer.