September 8, 2016 5:51 pm

Former Calgary MLA says she wants to be new Alberta Tory boss

MLA Donna Kennedy-Glans speaks with reporters outside her constituency office in Calgary about her decision to resign from the PC caucus in March 2014.

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A former member of the legislature from Calgary says she’s going to vie for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party.

Donna Kennedy-Glans says she’s excited about entering the race that is to culminate with a vote by delegates on March 18.

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Kennedy-Glans says some of the decisions made by the NDP government are putting Alberta in a hard place to navigate and a course correction is needed quickly.

Conservative MP Jason Kenney is the only other person so far in the leadership race, which officially begins on Oct. 1.

Kennedy-Glans was an associate minister in Alison Redford’s cabinet, but resigned and left the Tory caucus in March 2014.

READ MORE: Kennedy-Glans returns to Alberta PC caucus

She said at the time that the party’s inability to create change and a culture of entitlement led to her departure.

With files from CHQR. 

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