pearl calahasen backs doug horner. verlyn olsen, dave hancock, fred horne endorse gary mar.

Map of MLA support in the 2011 Alberta PC leadership contest (August 11, 2011)

Map of MLA support in the 2011 Alberta PC leadership contest (August 11, 2011)

I have updated the list of Progressive Conservative MLAs endorsing leadership candidates to reflect four recent endorsements.

Only days after leadership candidates Gary Mar and Alison Redford got into a very public spat over the success of the Safe Communities Initiative (which Ms. Redford spearheaded during her time as Justice Minister), current Justice Minister and Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Verlyn Olsen sided with Mr. Mar. Not to be outdone, Ms. Redford received the endorsement of the Calgary Police Association.

Mr. Mar also secured the endorsement of Education Minister and Edmonton-Whitemud MLA Dave Hancock, who placed fifth in the 2006 PC leadership contest. As was expected, Edmonton-Rutherford MLA Fred Horne followed Minister Hancock into Mr. Mar’s leadership camp.

Former cabinet minister and Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pearl Calahasen has endorsed former Deputy Premier Doug Horner‘s candidacy. Ms. Calahasen has served as an MLA since 1989 and was Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Children’s Services in the government led by Premier Ralph Klein.

7 thoughts on “pearl calahasen backs doug horner. verlyn olsen, dave hancock, fred horne endorse gary mar.

  1. daveberta Post author

    PC MLAs yet to endorse candidates are:

    Moe Amery (Calgary-East)
    Manmeet Bhullar (Calgary-Montrose)
    Robin Campbell (West Yellowhead)
    Wayne Cao (Calgary-Fort)
    Alana DeLong (Calgary-Bow)
    Yvonne Fritz (Calgary-Cross)
    Fred Lindsay (Stony Plain)
    Barry McFarland (Little Bow)
    Diana McQueen (Drayton Valley-Calmar)
    Janice Sarich (Edmonton-Decore)
    Janis Tarchuk (Banff-Cochrane)
    Teresa Woo-Paw (Calgary-Mackay)
    Gene Zwozdesky (Edmonton-Mill Creek)

    I have not been able to confirm who Broyce Jacobs (Cardston-Taber-Warner) is supporting. Both the Ted Morton and Gary Mar camps have assured me that he was with them. Perhaps he is with both.

    Premier Ed Stelmach has also no officially endorsed a leadership candidate and is not expected to.

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  2. daveberta Post author

    Thanks for the comment, Chris. I had Mr Amery on the list endorsing Professor Morton, and he contacted me and asked me to remove his name from that list.
    -Dave

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  3. Shabibi1

    Good for Pearl, vote Doug Horner. I guess you all forget what Gary Mar did to Alberta Health Care, the greatest support of the Private System… Vote Doug Horner

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