RED DEER, Alta. – Alberta’s United Conservative leader Jason Kenney says he hasn’t read and won’t speak to the policy resolutions to be debated at his party’s founding policy convention this weekend.
But he says if he gets a mandate to fight carbon taxes he’ll use it immediately when he speaks to the federal carbon tax bill before a House of Commons committee on Monday.
About 2,300 delegates will vote on up to 250 policy resolutions this weekend in Red Deer.
The proposals include bringing back the 10 per cent flat tax on income and introducing more private delivery of health services in the public system.
There are potentially controversial proposals, including a motion that could see abortions defunded and one allowing care providers to exercise conscience rights.
Kenney says he has purposely kept a distance from the policy resolutions to ensure grassroots members drive the process.