April 15, 2014 3:03 pm

The Alberta PCs announce leadership race rules

The Alberta Legislature, March 6, 2014

Emily Mertz, Global News

EDMONTON – The Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta has announced the rules for the upcoming leadership race.

The individual donation limit has been set at $30,000.

Nominations will open at 9 a.m. On May 15.

Candidates have to file their documents by May 30.

Candidates will be vetted and announced at a PC event on June 2.

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“After careful consideration and discussion by the PCAA Board and by the Leadership Election Committee, we have come up with what we feel is a fair set of rules for the leadership selection that will help us choose best new leader of this party and premier of this province,” said PC Alberta president Jim McCormick.

“We are looking forward to an exciting summer as our supporters and volunteers help select a new leader.”

So far, former Cabinet Minister Ken Hughes is the only declared candidate.

Nominees must pay a $50,000 non-refundable entry fee.

The race comes after former Premier Alison Redford resigned in the wake of repeated expense scandals.

Voting will take place on Sept. 6, and – if necessary – Sept. 20.

With files from The Canadian Press

© Shaw Media, 2014

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