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27th Alberta Legislature
Majority parliament
2008 – 2012
Parliament leaders
Ed Stelmach
(Stelmach cabinet)
December 14, 2006 – October 7, 2011
Alison Redford
(Redford cabinet)
7 Oct. 2011 – 23 Mar. 2014
Leader of the
David Swann
December 15, 2008 – September 10, 2011
Raj Sherman
September 12, 2011 – April 23, 2012
Party caucuses
GovernmentProgressive Conservative Association
OppositionLiberal Party
Third partiesWildrose Party
New Democratic Party
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Ken Kowalski
April 14, 1997 – May 23, 2012
House Leader
Dave Hancock
12 Mar. 2008 – 15 Sep. 2014
Members83 MLA seats
MonarchElizabeth II
6 Feb. 1952 – present
Hon. Norman Kwong
January 20, 2005 – May 11, 2010
Hon. Donald Ethell
11 May 2010 – present
1st Session
14 Apr. 2008 – 4 Dec. 2008
2nd Session
10 Feb. 2009 – 26 Nov. 2009
3rd Session
4 Feb. 2010 – 2 Dec. 2010
4th Session
22 Feb. 2011 – 8 Dec. 2011
5th Session
7 Feb. 2012 – 22 Mar. 2012

The 27th Alberta Legislative Assembly was constituted after the 2008 Alberta general election on March 3, 2008. The Progressive Conservatives led by Premier Ed Stelmach increased the size of his majority.

Election aftermath[edit]

The result of the 2008 election resulted in the Progressive Conservative party strengthening their ranks and picking up many districts. The results had fooled most of the pundits who were predicting quite the opposite.

Premier Ed Stelmach shuffled the Cabinet on March 13, 2008. The more notable members of his cabinet included Ron Liepert, Lindsay Blackett and Mel Knight. The opposition criticized Stelmach for not reducing the size of cabinet which had become bloated to record levels.

1st Session[edit]

This article needs to be updated. Please update this section to reflect recent events or newly available information.(November 2011)

The 1st Session of the 27th Alberta Legislature began on April 14, 2008 with the re-election of Ken Kowalski as speaker of the assembly defeating Laurie Blakeman on the first ballot.[1]

The first throne speech during the assembly was read by Normie Kwong the next day. The 1st session was marked by a number of initiatives that cast the government in a negative light.

Membership in the 27th Alberta Legislative Assembly[edit]

 Ady, CindyCindy AdyProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Shaw
 Allred, KenKen AllredProgressive ConservativeSt. Albert
 Amery, MoeMoe AmeryProgressive ConservativeCalgary-East
 Anderson, RobRob AndersonProgressive ConservativeAirdrie-Chestermere
 Wildrose Alliance
 Benito, CarlCarl BenitoProgressive ConservativeEdmonton-Mill Woods
 Berger, EvanEvan BergerProgressive ConservativeLivingstone-Macleod
 Bhardwaj, NareshNaresh BhardwajProgressive ConservativeEdmonton-Ellerslie
 Bhullar, ManmeetManmeet BhullarProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Montrose
 Blackett, LindsayLindsay BlackettProgressive ConservativeCalgary-North West
 Blakeman, LaurieLaurie BlakemanLiberalEdmonton-Centre
 Boutilier, GuyGuy BoutilierProgressive ConservativeFort McMurray-Wood Buffalo
    Independent Wildrose Alliance
 Brown, NeilNeil BrownProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Nose Hill
 Calahasen, PearlPearl CalahasenProgressive ConservativeLesser Slave Lake
 Campbell, RobinRobin CampbellProgressive ConservativeWest Yellowhead
 Cao, WayneWayne CaoProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Fort
 Chase, Harry B.Harry B. ChaseLiberalCalgary-Varsity
 Dallas, CalCal DallasProgressive ConservativeRed Deer South
 Danyluk, RayRay DanylukProgressive ConservativeLac La Biche-St. Paul
 DeLong, AlanaAlana DeLongProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Bow
 Denis, JonathanJonathan DenisProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Egmont
 Doerksen, ArnoArno DoerksenProgressive ConservativeStrathmore-Brooks
 Drysdale, WayneWayne DrysdaleProgressive ConservativeGrande Prairie Wapiti
 Elniski, DougDoug ElniskiProgressive ConservativeEdmonton-Calder
 Evans, IrisIris EvansProgressive ConservativeSherwood Park
 Fawcett, KyleKyle FawcettProgressive ConservativeCalgary-North Hill
 Forsyth, HeatherHeather ForsythProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Fish Creek
 Wildrose Alliance
 Fritz, YvonneYvonne FritzProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Cross
 Goudreau, HectorHector GoudreauProgressive ConservativeDunvegan
 Griffiths, DougDoug GriffithsProgressive ConservativeBattle River-Wainwright
 Groeneveld, GeorgeGeorge GroeneveldProgressive ConservativeHighwood
 Hancock, DavidDavid HancockProgressive ConservativeEdmonton-Whitemud
 Hayden, JackJack HaydenProgressive ConservativeDrumheller-Stettler
 Hehr, KentKent HehrLiberalCalgary-Buffalo
 Stevens, RonRon StevensProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Glenmore
 Hinman, PaulPaul HinmanWildrose Alliance
 Horne, FredFred HorneProgressive ConservativeEdmonton-Rutherford
 Horner, DougDoug HornerProgressive ConservativeSpruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert
 Jablonski, Mary AnneMary Anne JablonskiProgressive ConservativeRed Deer North
 Jacobs, BroyceBroyce JacobsProgressive ConservativeCardston-Taber-Warner
 Johnson, JeffJeff JohnsonProgressive ConservativeAthabasca-Redwater
 Johnston, ArthurArthur JohnstonProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Hays
 Kang, DarshanDarshan KangLiberalCalgary-McCall
 Klimchuk, HeatherHeather KlimchukProgressive ConservativeEdmonton-Glenora
 Knight, MelMel KnightProgressive ConservativeGrande Prairie Smoky
 Kowalski, KenKen KowalskiProgressive ConservativeBarrhead-Morinville-Westlock
 Leskiw, GeniaGenia LeskiwProgressive ConservativeBonnyville-Cold Lake
 Liepert, RonRon LiepertProgressive ConservativeCalgary West
 Lindsay, FredFred LindsayProgressive ConservativeStony Plain
 Lukaszuk, ThomasThomas LukaszukProgressive ConservativeEdmonton-Castle Downs
 Lund, TyTy LundProgressive ConservativeRocky Mountain House
 MacDonald, HughHugh MacDonaldLiberalEdmonton-Gold Bar
 McFarland, BarryBarry McFarlandProgressive ConservativeLittle Bow
 McQueen, DianaDiana McQueenProgressive ConservativeDrayton Valley-Calmar
 Marz, RichardRichard MarzProgressive ConservativeOlds-Didsbury-Three Hills
    Mason, BrianBrian MasonNDPEdmonton-Highlands-Norwood
 Mitzel, LeonardLeonard MitzelProgressive ConservativeCypress-Medicine Hat
 Morton, TedTed MortonProgressive ConservativeFoothills-Rocky View
    Notley, RachelRachel NotleyNDPEdmonton Strathcona
 Oberle, FrankFrank OberleProgressive ConservativePeace River
 Olson, VerlynVerlyn OlsonProgressive ConservativeWetaskiwin-Camrose
 Ouellette, LukeLuke OuelletteProgressive ConservativeInnisfail-Sylvan Lake
 Pastoor, BridgetBridget PastoorLiberalLethbridge-East
 Progressive Conservative
 Prins, RayRay PrinsProgressive ConservativeLacombe-Ponoka
 Quest, DaveDave QuestProgressive ConservativeStrathcona
 Redford, AlisonAlison RedfordProgressive ConservativeCalgary-Elbow
 Renner, RobRob RennerProgressive ConservativeMedicine Hat
 Rodney, DavidDavid RodneyProgressive ConservativeCalgary Lougheed
 Rogers, GeorgeGeorge RogersProgressive ConservativeLeduc-Beaumont-Devon
 Sandhu, PeterPeter SandhuProgressive ConservativeEdmonton Manning
 Sarich, JaniceJanice SarichProgressive ConservativeEdmonton Decore
 Sherman, RajRaj ShermanProgressive ConservativeEdmonton Meadowlark
    Independent Liberal
 Snelgrove, LloydLloyd SnelgroveProgressive ConservativeVermilion-Lloydminster
 Stelmach, EdEd StelmachProgressive ConservativeFort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
 Swann, DavidDavid SwannLiberalCalgary-Mountain View
 Taft, KevinKevin TaftLiberalEdmonton-Riverview
 Tarchuk, JanisJanis TarchukProgressive ConservativeBanff-Cochrane
 Taylor, DaveDave TaylorLiberalCalgary-Currie
 Alberta Party
 VanderBurg, GeorgeGeorge VanderBurgProgressive ConservativeWhitecourt-Ste. Anne
 Vandermeer, TonyTony VandermeerProgressive ConservativeEdmonton Beverly Clareview
 Weadick, GregGreg WeadickProgressive ConservativeLethbridge-West
 Webber, LenLen WebberProgressive ConservativeCalgary Foothills
 Woo-Paw, TeresaTeresa Woo-PawProgressive ConservativeCalgary Mackay
 Xiao, DavidDavid XiaoProgressive ConservativeEdmonton McClung
 Zwozdesky, GeneGene ZwozdeskyProgressive ConservativeEdmonton Mill Creek

Seating plan[edit]


Official Seating Plan (Retrieved December 9, 2009)

Standings changes during the 27th Assembly[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
Mar 3May 15Jul 18Sep 14Jan 4Apr 12Jun 24Oct 25Nov 22Jan 24Mar 15Sep 12Nov 21Jan 27Mar
 Progressive Conservative7271706867686766
 Alberta Party01
    Independent Liberal0120
    Independent Wildrose Alliance0110
Total members83828382
Government Majority616058575351535150
  1. Guy Boutilier began caucusing with the Wildrose Alliance on June 24, 2010 but kept independent status due to a $40,000.00 difference in private members research funding.[2]
  2. Raj Sherman joined the Liberal party, but did not officially join the Liberal caucus, however, he did become the Liberal leader on September 10, 2011.
Membership changes in the 27th Assembly
 March 3, 2008See List of MembersElection day of the 27th Alberta general election
 May 15, 2009Ron StevensCalgary-GlenmoreProgressive ConservativeResigned seat to accept a judicial appointment.
    July 18, 2009Guy BoutilierFort McMurray-Wood BuffaloIndependentRemoved from the Progressive Conservative caucus.
 September 14, 2009Paul HinmanCalgary-GlenmoreWildrose AllianceElected in a by-election.
 January 4, 2010Rob AndersonAirdrie-ChestermereWildrose AllianceCrossed the floor from the Progressive Conservative caucus
 January 4, 2010Heather ForsythCalgary-Fish CreekWildrose AllianceCrossed the floor from the Progressive Conservative caucus
    April 12, 2010Dave TaylorCalgary-CurrieIndependentLeft Liberal caucus to sit as an Independent.
    June 24, 2010Guy BoutilierFort McMurray-Wood BuffaloIndependent Wildrose AllianceJoined the Wildrose Alliance as an Independent.[2]
 October 25, 2010Guy BoutilierFort McMurray-Wood BuffaloWildrose AllianceFully joined Wildrose Alliance caucus
    November 22, 2010Raj ShermanEdmonton-MeadowlarkIndependentRemoved from Progressive Conservative caucus
 January 24, 2011Dave TaylorCalgary-CurrieAlberta PartyJoined Alberta Party
    March 15, 2011Raj ShermanEdmonton-MeadowlarkIndependent LiberalJoined the Liberal Party, but not the caucus.
 June 26, 2011See List of MembersWildroseCaucus name changed from Wildrose Alliance to Wildrose
 September 12, 2011Raj ShermanEdmonton-MeadowlarkLiberalJoined the Liberal caucus.[3]
 November 21, 2011Bridget PastoorLethbridge-EastProgressive ConservativeCrossed the floor from the Liberal caucus[4]
    January 27, 2012Lloyd SnelgroveVermilion-LloydminsterIndependentLeft the Progressive Conservative caucus due to issues with Premier Redford.[5]
 March 2012Richard MarzOlds-Didsbury-Three HillsProgressive ConservativeVacated seat[6]


External links[edit]

  1. ^"Legislative Assembly of Alberta: The 27th Legislature, Hansard"(PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. April 14, 2008. pp. 1–2. 
  2. ^ ab"MLA delays joining Wildrose due to funding". CBC News. July 29, 2010. 
  3. ^"Liberal leader Sherman now caucus member". CBC News. September 12, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  4. ^Cryderman, Kelly (November 21, 2011). "Lethbridge MLA Pastoor crosses floor to join Conservatives". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  5. ^"Snelgrove resigns from Tory caucus". Edmonton Journal. January 27, 2012. 
  6. ^"Contact Information for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 

The 2014 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election was prompted by Alison Redford's announcement that she would be resigning as leader of the Progressive Conservatives and Premier of Alberta on March 23, 2014.

According to the party's constitution, the process to select a new leader must take no less than four months and no more than six months from when the leader resigns. [2] A Two-round system was chosen with September 6, 2014 set as the date for the first round of voting. If no candidate had received a majority, a second round of voting with the top two candidates on the ballot would have occurred on September 20. Unlike the 2011 leadership election a preferential ballot was not used.[3] All party members were eligible to vote. Jim Prentice was elected on the first ballot.

Because the Progressive Conservatives form the government by virtue of holding a majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, in accordance with convention the winner of the leadership election was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor as Premier of Alberta. In the meantime, Dave Hancock served as interim PC leader and thus Premier.

To be nominated, a candidate had to gather at least 100 signatures from party members in each of the province's five regions, pay a non-refundable $50,000 deposit and be registered as a candidate with Elections Alberta.[4][5]


  • March 19, 2014 - Alison Redford announces her resignation as Premier and Progressive Conservative party leader, effective March 23.
  • March 20, 2014 - Caucus chooses Deputy Premier Dave Hancock as interim leader and premier to hold office until a leadership election is held.
  • March 23, 2014 - Redford's resignation takes effect.
  • March 24, 2014 - Party executive meets to set the rules and dates for the leadership election.[3]
  • April 7, 2014 - Ken Hughes resigns as Minister of Municipal Affairs.[6]
  • April 11, 2014 - Hughes announces his candidacy.[7]
  • May 6, 2014 - Ric McIver resigns as Minister of Infrastructure.[8]
  • May 7, 2014 - McIver declares his candidacy.[9]
  • May 12, 2014 - Ken Hughes withdraws to support Jim Prentice's possible candidacy.[10]
  • May 15, 2014 - Nomination period officially opens;[8][11] Prentice announces he is collecting signatures.[12]
  • May 16, 2014 - Prentice files his nomination papers with the required number of signatures and a deposit.[5]
  • May 21, 2014 - Prentice launches his campaign.[13]
  • May 22, 2014 - Thomas Lukaszuk resigns as Labour Minister, and announces his candidacy.[14]
  • May 26, 2014 - McIver files his nomination papers.[15]
  • May 30, 2014 - Nomination period officially closes at 4pm MT (UTC−6).[11]
  • June 2, 2014 - Official candidates formally introduced.[11]
  • August 15, 2014 - Final day that candidates can withdraw from ballot.[11]
  • September 6, 2014 - First round of voting,[11] results are announced at Edmonton Expo Centre at 7:30 pm MT.[16] Jim Prentice elected leader with 76% of the vote.
  • September 15, 2014 - Prentice is sworn in as premier, as well as new cabinet ministers.[17]
  • September 20, 2014 - Second ballot would have been held between top 2 finishers from first round if no candidate had received 50% +1 of the votes cast in the first round,[11] results were to have been announced at BMO Centre in Calgary.[16]


Thomas Lukaszuk[edit]


MLA for Edmonton-Castle Downs since 2001. Served as Minister of Employment and Immigration (2010-2011), Minister of Education (2011-2013), Deputy Premier (2012-2013), Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education (2013), and Labour Minister (2013-2014).

Date candidacy declared: May 22, 2014[14]
Date officially nominated: May 30, 2014[18]
Support from caucus members:
Support from federal caucus members:
Support from former provincial caucus members:
Other prominent supporters:

Ric McIver[edit]


MLA for Calgary-Hays since 2012, previously councillor on Calgary City Council (2001-2010), runner up Mayoral candidate in the 2010 Calgary municipal election. McIver was Minister of Transportation (2012-2013) and then Minister of Infrastructure (2013-2014) until resigning to enter the leadership campaign.

Date candidacy declared: May 7, 2014 [9]
Date officially nominated: May 26, 2014[15]
Support from caucus members:
Support from federal caucus members:
Support from former provincial caucus members:
Other prominent supporters:

Jim Prentice[edit]


MP for Calgary Centre-North (2004-2010), federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (2006-2007), federal Minister of Industry (2007-2008), federal Minister of the Environment (2008-2010). Runner-up to Peter MacKay in the 2003 Progressive Conservative Party of Canada leadership election in which he advocated the merger of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the Canadian Alliance. Since resigning from parliament, Prentice has served as vice-chairman of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Date candidacy declared: May 15, 2014[19]
Date officially nominated: May 16, 2014[5]
Support from caucus members: Moe Amery (Calgary-East), Naresh Bhardwaj (Edmonton-Ellerslie), Manmeet Bhullar (Calgary-Greenway), Neil Brown (Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill), Pearl Calahasen (Lesser-Slave Lake), Robin Campbell (West Yellowhead), Wayne Cao (Calgary-Fort), Christine Cusanelli (Calgary-Currie), Cal Dallas (Red Deer-South), Alana DeLong (Calgary-Bow), Jonathan Denis (Calgary-Acadia), David Dorward (Edmonton-Gold Bar), Wayne Drysdale (Grande Prairie-Wapiti), Kyle Fawcett (Calgary-Klein), Jacquie Fenske (Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville), Yvonne Fritz (Calgary-Cross), Hector Goudreau (Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley), Doug Griffiths (Battle River-Wainwright), Fred Horne (Edmonton-Rutherford), Doug Horner (Spruce Grove-St. Albert), Ken Hughes (Calgary-West), Mary Anne Jablonski (Red Deer-North), Sandra Jansen (Calgary-North West), Matt Jeneroux (Edmonton-South West), Jeff Johnson (Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater), Heather Klimchuk (Edmonton-Glenora), Maureen Kubinec (Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock), Ken Lemke (Stony Plain), Genia Leskiw (Bonnyville-Cold Lake), Jason Luan (Calgary-Hawkwood), Everett McDonald (Grande Prairie-Smoky), Diana McQueen (Drayton Valley-Devon), Frank Oberle (Peace River), Cathy Olesen (Sherwood Park), Verlyn Olson (Wetaskiwin-Camrose), Sohail Quadri (Edmonton-Mill Woods), David Quest (Strathcona-Sherwood Park), Dave Rodney (Calgary-Lougheed), George Rogers (Leduc-Beaumont), Peter Sandhu (Edmonton-Manning), Janice Sarich (Edmonton-Decore), Don Scott (Fort McMurray-Conklin), Greg Weadick (Lethbridge-West), Teresa Woo-Paw (Calgary-Northern Hills), David Xiao (Edmonton-McClung), Steve Young (Edmonton-Riverview)[20]
Support from federal caucus members:
Support from former provincial caucus members: Shirley McClellan, former cabinet minister;[21]
Support from former federal caucus members: Jay Hill, former cabinet minister;[21]
Other prominent supporters: Stephen Mandel, former Mayor of Edmonton (2004-2013),[22] Patricia Mitsuka, municipal politician[21]


Ken Hughes[edit]

MLA for Calgary-West since 2012, previously Member of Parliament for Macleod (1988-1993). Hughes was Chair of Alberta Health Services (2008-2011) before re-entering politics and served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Energy (2012-2013) and Minister of Municipal Affairs (2012-2014) until resigning to contest the leadership. Hughes had declared his intention to run but withdrew prior to the official opening of nominations in order to support Jim Prentice's prospective candidacy.[10]

Date candidacy declared: April 11, 2014[7]
Date withdrawn: May 12, 2014[10]
Support from caucus members: Ron Casey (Banff-Cochrane), Jason Luan (Calgary-Hawkwood),[7]



The first and only ballot was held on September 6, 2014.

(Source: CBC News[38])

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ab"Alberta PCs lay down ground rules for leadership campaign". Calgary Herald. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  2. ^"Tory caucus to meet; could select interim leader". Edmonton Journal. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ ab"First vote for Alberta Progressive Conservative leader set for Sept. 6". Edmonton Journal. March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  4. ^"New fundraising rules for leadership campaigns called 'awkward'". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  5. ^ abc"Prentice first official PC leadership candidate after gathering signatures, paying $50,000 deposit". Calgary Herald. May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  6. ^"Ken Hughes resigns cabinet post ahead of expected leadership bid". CBC News. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ abcd"Ken Hughes 1st candidate for Alberta PC leadership". CBC News. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014. Cite error: Invalid tag; name "hughes" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  8. ^ ab"McIver resigns cabinet post, likely to enter Alberta PC leadership race". Globe and Mail. May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ ab"Another former Tory cabinet member puts in bid for party leadership". CTV News. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ abcRamsay, Melissa (May 12, 2014). "Ken Hughes no longer running in Alberta PC leadership race". Global News. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ abcdefPCAA Announces Rules For Leadership Selection, PC Association of Alberta website (April 15, 2014)
  12. ^Geddes, Lisa (May 15, 2014). "UPDATE: Jim Prentice an official candidate in PC leadership race". Global News. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  13. ^Cryderman, Kelly (May 21, 2014). "Jim Prentice launches PC leadership campaign, stresses oil sands exports". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ ab"Thomas Lukaszuk to run for leader of Alberta's Progressive Conservatives". CTV News. May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  15. ^ ab"McIver officially joins Tory leadership race in Alberta". Sun News. May 26, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  16. ^ ab"Electronic Voting FAQs". PCAA. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  17. ^Ibrahim, Mariam (September 15, 2014). "Prentice promises 'new way of doing things' as smaller cabinet sworn in". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  18. ^"Thomas Lukaszuk enters race to be PC party leader". CBC News. May 30, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  19. ^"Prentice enters Alberta PC Party Leadership race". CTV News. May 15, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  20. ^
  21. ^ abc"Prentice recruits campaign chairs in Alberta PC leadership race". Globe and Mail. May 15, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  22. ^
  23. ^ abc"Alberta Tories face money woes, leadership vacuum". CBC News. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  24. ^"Provincial minister Bhullar backs Jim Prentice for Alberta Tory leadership run". Global News. April 24, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  25. ^"Former Harper cabinet minister considers bid for Alberta PC leadership". Globe and Mail. April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  26. ^
  27. ^ ab"Former Edmonton mayor, Stephen Mandel, opts out of Tory leadership race". Edmonton Journal. April 16, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  28. ^"More support for Jim Prentice as Alberta PC leader". Edmonton Sun. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  29. ^ ab"Dave Hancock to be next Alberta premier". CBC News. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  30. ^"Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner passes on Tory leadership run". Calgary Herald. May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  31. ^"Jim Prentice forming team for Alberta Tory leadership race". CBC News. April 28, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  32. ^ ab"Kennedy-Glans, Webber not seeking return to PC fold". Calgary Herald. April 22, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  33. ^ ab"Federal Tories approached about Alberta PC leadership". Toronto Star. March 20, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  34. ^"Prentice tells Tories 'it's just the beginning'". Calgary Herald. May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  35. ^"Long time MP confirms he will not seek leadership of Alberta PC Party". 660 News. April 30, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  36. ^ abc"Potential candidates rule out Tory leadership bids". Calgary Herald. April 1, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  37. ^"Potential candidates to replace Redford". Calgary Herald. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  38. ^"Alberta PC leadership vote: Jim Prentice wins on 1st ballot". CBC News. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014.