Ken­ney ac­claimed

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op­po­si­tion Leader Ja­son Ken­ney was ac­claimed as the of­fi­cial United Con­ser­va­tive Party can­di­date in the Cal­gar­y­lougheed 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 law­suit

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 Gay-straight al­liances (Gsa), would pre­vent schools from no­ti­fy­ing par­ents if their child joins a Gsa un­less the child con­sents. 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 an­nual gen­eral meet­ing satur­day in red deer.

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