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  • UCP leadership candidate Jeff Callaway announces plan to push natural gas resources

    Posted by on August 26, 2017

    United Conservative Party leadership candidate Jeff Callaway announced his first of three major campaign platforms on Thursday, declaring that it’s time to capitalize on Alberta’s natural gas resources.

    “Alberta is blessed with decades of reserves,” he said.  “But, because of dithering by other governments, it is likely to be trapped in Alberta – it’s time to ramp up our use of it.”

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  • Wildrosers come forward with money issues raised months ago

    Posted by on August 26, 2017

    UCP members deserve answers on this. How can someone lead a province if they can not lead a caucus?

    1. Why did Brian Jean as Leader of the Wildrose never once fully inform caucus as to how money was being spent and present a caucus budget? Why the secrecy?

    2. Why were over 11 new Wildrose Caucus staff hired or assigned new roles starting in December of 2016 when it became clear Unity would occur?

    3. Why did Brian Jean use caucus funds to self promote during Unity discussions?

    This issue makes all Conservatives look bad, the reality is the buck has to stop with the leader. Leadership is about taking responsibility. How can Brian Jean manage the Provincial finances if he is unable to manage a caucus budget.

    There are several staff who will now likely find themselves without work due to this mismanagement of taxpayer dollars. Poor leadership decisions like this have real effects on people's lives.

    We need leadership that takes responsibility, leadership that is open and transparent, and most important a leader that can be trusted.

    http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/wildrosers-come-forward-with-money-issues-raised-months-ago

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  • Principled conservatism: That’s what Alberta needs

    Posted by on August 23, 2017

    Jeff Callaway saw 9 years and 2 terms as President of the Wildrose Party – through thick and thin he stood by the Party believing in its true grassroots nature. From the days of a thousand names on a spreadsheet to Official Opposition, he was there.

    “Let me be clear. I’m more committed to small-c conservative principles and seeing those reflected in government in 2019 than I am about the colour of the flag that flies and gets the job done,” Jeff told Rick Bell for his column in the Calgary Sun, Wildrose president Jeff Callaway says getting a conservative government elected in 2019 is Job No. 1.

    Jeff pledged to unite conservatives under one banner, believing this was the best way to secure fair and principled representation for Alberta. 

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  • Grassroots means members lead

    Posted by on August 23, 2017

    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.

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