Alberta's Wildrose, PCs have agreed to merge, sources say

Alberta's Wildrose, PCs have agreed to merge, sources say
  1. Alberta's Wildrose, PCs have agreed to merge, sources say
    Sources say Alberta's two conservative parties have struck a tentative deal to…

Sources have told The Canadian Press that Alberta's two conservative parties have struck a tentative deal to merge.

The two party leaders — Brian Jean of the Wildrose Party and Jason Kenney of the Progressive Conservatives — are expected to address the deal at a news conference later today.

Both leaders will speak to media at 1 p.m. MT at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton.

Any deal would still have to be approved by a majority of members in both parties.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley warned the new entity could offer Albertans extreme positions.

'They may fall right off the map. I guess if they do, they’ll have company'0:34

 "Whether it's the Wildrose or the Tories, they clearly agree on things like making massive cuts to services in order to finance tax breaks for people at the top of the one per cent," Notley said Thursday at an announcement in Carstairs, 65 kilometres north of Calgary.

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"They agree collectively on the fact that they're not particularly sympathetic or supportive of LGBT rights," the NDP premier added.

"They can't seem to agree that a school lunch program is a good thing, at least not with us can they agree.

"So, they're a group that are moving increasingly to more and more extreme posi…

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