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Jason Kenney’s Rocky and Scandal-ridden Pursuit of Power, with Jeremy Appel

Unpacking the conclusion to a massive 5-year RCMP investigation into the former Alberta Premier's quest for leadership of Alberta's conservatives

Author and journalist Jeremy Appel joins host Stephen Magusiak to discuss (almost) all things Jason Kenney: his quest for power, his influence in building the Conservative Party of Canada, his undoing, and, most recently, the conclusion of a massive 5-year RCMP investigation surrounding his campaign to take over Alberta’s United Conservatives.

A key figure in building Stephen Harper’s conservatives, in the end Kenney failed to win over the grassroots in Canada’s conservative heartland.

We discuss why there were no charges laid in the investigation into voter fraud and identity theft, what happened with the infamous “kamikaze campaign,” and also consult the crystal ball to speculate on what might be next for Alberta’s former Premier.

Appel’s recent book “Kenneysism: Jason Kenney’s Pursuit of Power,” published through Dundurn Press is available here.

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