United Conservative Party

‘Footsy with Freaks’: How Kenney Makes Room for Bigots in His Party

In Alberta, many fear a UCP win on April 16 will threaten their rights and safety.

UCP leader Jason Kenney: In his 2016 drive to unite Alberta’s right, he bussed hundreds of Christian college students into a Progressive Conservative policy convention. The only two women candidates, saying they’d been abused for their pro-choice views, quit the party afterwards.

Sarah Elder-Chamanara just can’t bring herself to vote for a party whose candidates make homophobic remarks and want to restrict abortions — no matter how much she agrees with its other positions.