Contrary to the current narrative, the United Conservative Party (UCP) was not one man’s creation. It resulted from the hard work of many people willing to let go of old grievances and turf protection to create a new vision for the conservative movement in our beautiful province. When the UCP was created five years ago, it belonged to more than 128,000 members from all corners of Alberta.
I know this because I was the UCP’s founding chairman. At our first annual general meeting, as we prepared to debate the policies and structures that would define our new party, I challenged everyone to ask themselves two questions for all deliberations: Is this in the best interest of Albertans? And is this the best decision we can make?