United Conservative Party

The United Conservative Party was registered with Elections Alberta as a new political party effective July 27, 2017. In accordance with the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (EFCDA), the party has notified the Chief Electoral Officer of its planned leadership contest in a statement setting out:

September 1, 2017 as the date of the official call of the leadership contest; and

October 28, 2017 as the last day of voting for the leadership contest.

Registration of Leadership Contestants

In accordance with section 9.2(4) of the EFCDA, persons who intend to seek the leadership of a registered party shall file an application for registration with Elections Alberta at the earliest of the following:

(a) when the person has announced his or her intention to seek the leadership of a registered party;
(b) when the person has incurred campaign expenses in relation to the person’s leadership campaign;
(c) when the person has received contributions in relation to the person’s leadership campaign.

The following persons submitted registration applications which were accepted by Elections Alberta.

Contestant Date of Registration Website Email Contact
 Brian Jean July 27, 2017 brianjean.ca info@brianjean.ca
 Doug Schweitzer July 27, 2017 dougschweitzer.com info@dougschweitzer.com
 Jason Kenney July 28, 2017 jasonkenney.ca info@jasonkenney.com
 Jeff Callaway (withdrawn) August 4, 2017 jeffcallaway.ca
 Paul Hinman September 7, 2017 paulhinman.ca paul@hinman.ca

The registrations for Brian Jean, Doug Schweitzer, and Jason Kenney were accepted as leadership contestants by the party . Paul Hinman was not accepted as a leadership contestant, as he did not meet the requirements established by the party.

The date set by the party for the close of nominations was September 12, 2017.

On October 28, 2017 Jason Kenney was voted in as the new leader.

Additional information can be found in the Public Files maintained at Elections Alberta or by contacting the United Conservative Party.

Financial Disclosure

Under section 43.02 of the EFCDA, each registered leadership contestant must file a Leadership Contestant Campaign Return within 4 months after the date of the leadership vote. February 28, 2018 is the deadline for filing leadership contestant campaign returns.

A campaign return must contain a financial statement, a contribution report in accordance with section 32(4.3) of the EFCDA, a campaign expense report, and supporting information and documents relating to the leadership campaign.  An audited financial statement and copy of the auditor’s report must accompany the campaign return if campaign expenses exceed $25,000.