Calgary MLA Ric McIver poised to run for PC leadership: source

Ric McIver speaks about the $14 million Bow corridor paving project and opening of the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail. Global News / Jerry Favero

CALGARY- It appears that another politician is throwing their hat into the ring, in the race to become Alberta’s next premier.

Sources tell Global News that Calgary MLA Ric McIver plans to announce his intention to run in the PC leadership race on Wednesday. He has also resigned from his posting as Minister of Infrastructure.

McIver served on Calgary’s city council, before entering provincial politics.

A news release sent to media on Tuesday afternoon said in part: “former Minister of both Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Transportation will discuss his common sense new thinking for our province’s future.”

MLA Ken Hughes has already announced his intention to run for the job vacated by former premier Alison Redford. Jim Prentice’s name is also being floated around.

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