Nonetheless, a tie-up would bolster the pro-business right against the incumbent left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), which has drawn the ire of conservatives by imposing a carbon tax on the emissions-heavy energy sector and by what critics see as heavy government spending despite budget deficits.
NDP leader and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tweeted her congratulations minutes after Kenney's victory.
Under Alberta rules, parties can't merge but must close up shop and surrender assets.
Kenney, a former immigration minister, is expected to push for the dissolution of his new party as he attempts to merge it with the Opposition Wildrose to challenge the governing New Democrats in the next provincial election.
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Ward made his first six shots and finished 8 of 9 from the field, while Miles Bridges was 8 of 12 and added 18 points in the win. They might stumble out of the gates in non conference play. "When we feed off of each other, we're hard to beat".
"Today is the beginning of the end of this disastrous socialist government", he said as supporters roared their approval.
Prentice stepped down as party leader on May 5, 2015, after the PCs fell to the NDP led by Notley.
The third candidate in the race, Calgary lawyer Byron Nelson, like Starke believes in rebuilding the party under the PC brand. "It must be made by tens of thousands of grassroots Progressive Conservatives".
Delegates booed Starke during his speech earlier Saturday when he warned that a merger with the Wildrose could tar the PCs with the label of intolerance toward women and minorities.
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GCHQ also took the unusual step of publicly denying the claims, saying the "utterly ridiculous" claims "should be ignored". We have a close relationship which allows us to raise concerns when they arise, as was true in this case.
"For too long we have been responsive instead of being proactive", said Nelson. A total of 1,476 ballots were cast in the leadership vote.
Representing an Alberta federal electoral district, Kenney served in multiple portfolios in former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet, most recently defense.
The PCs and Wildrose, should they join forces, would have just two years to create constituency associations and field candidates in time for the next election, set for the spring of 2019.
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Because of this, the men are physically active 6 to 7 hours of their day, and tend to average 17,000 steps a day, Thomas said. Douglas Jacoby, medical director of the Penn Medicine Center for Preventive Cardiology and Lipid Management in Philadelphia.