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Jason Kenney resigns as UCP leader

Despite winning 51.4 percent of the vote, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is stepping down as the leader of the United Conservative Party. What’s next for the embattled UCP?
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in what would become his resignation speech as United Conservative Party leader on Wednesday May 18, 2022. (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)

He won a bare majority of his party's support in the United Conservative Party leadership review, but it wasn't enough for Jason Kenney to remain leader of the party he co-founded. 

Kenney stepped down last night after the results were announced, despite winning 51.4 percent of the vote, saying, "It clearly is not adequate support to continue on as leader." 

Today, CBC Calgary Opinion producer and analyst Jason Markusoff walks us through Kenney's spectacular fall from power and what this shocking result means for his party and the province of Alberta.

 

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