It’s a move political watchers knew was coming and one critics have said is long overdue. On Tuesday afternoon, Calgary Midnapore MP Jason Kenney tweeted that he has submitted his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the House of Commons and that Friday would be his last day on Parliament Hill.
Kenney’s “UniteAlberta” hashtag was a clear reference for his controversial goal of merging the PCs with the more conservative Wildrose party, which currently forms the opposition at the Alberta Legislature.
Voters first sent Kenney to Ottawa when he was with the right-wing Reform Party, which later changed names before merging with the federal Progressive Conservative party to become the Conservative Party of Canada.
Kenney was given a number of high-profile cabinet portfolios when he was part of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.