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Gary McPherson
Is still an announced candidate, meaning he hasn’t yet received the full amount of signatures required to become an official candidate. As such, the majority of his policy mirrored that of other candidates.
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PC leadership candidates face off

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With King Ralph finally dethroned, the race has begun to find a new leader for the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party who is crafty enough to keep their 35-year run going.

To prepare for the November 25 party convention that will decide their fate, a formal leadership forum was held at the University of Calgary Red and White Club Wed., Oct. 4 to give party members a chance to interact with the future

premier, whoever he or she turns out to be.

Party renewal and reconnecting with the grassroots were hot on the agenda, with candidates taking very similar stances on most issues.

With nine candidates running, all saying almost the same thing, it can be difficult to sort through all the political jargon and find out what issues separate them. So read on, get informed, buy the $5 membership needed to cast your

vote and take responsibility for Alberta's future.

Victor Doerkson was the only one of the nine candidates not in attendance at the forum.