Canada: Four women join race for UCP leadership

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Canada: Four women join race for UCP leadership


Joining the race to replace UCP leader Jason Kenney are, from left: Leela Aheer, Rebecca Schulz, Rajan Sawhney and Danielle Smith.

Alberta politics becoming more open to diverse candidates, says UCalgary political science professor Susan Franceschet. 

Despite the long race ahead, a United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership ballot boasting a record number of women is already a winning ticket for Alberta, says a UCalgary political scientist.

The June 14 announcement of a fourth woman joining the seven-person race to replace Alberta Premier Jason Kenney as party leader is not only a provincial record, but an indication Alberta’s political spectrum is more open to women’s leadership in 2022, says Dr. Susan Franceschet, PhD.

Click here to read the full article published by University of Calgary on 14 June 2022.

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