Jeff firmly believes in grassroots unity. It’s no secret that while Jeff was forunity, he was disappointed how members of the interim board were chosen
"If a leader is appointing people, why can they not respect the wishes of the members.Because they're self-interested. It's consolidating their power," Jeff told Rick Bell for his Wildrose president Jeff Callaway accuses Wildrose leader Brian Jean of a power grab before unity vote commentary published in the Sun on June 13, 2017.
Jeff believes that the UCP should be headed by a leader, not a ruler. Someone who takes time to listen to members, and implements their wishes not their own. Members need to be heard, not told.