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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

morton's in


It’s official: Morton throws hat in ring

Foothills-Rockyview MLA confirms he will take a run at replacing Ralph

Doug McIntyre
Wednesday June 08, 2005

Cochrane Times — He’s been touted as a potential heir apparent and now it’s official -- Foothills-Rockyview MLA Ted Morton will seek the leadership of the provincial Progressive Conservative Party after Premier Ralph Klein retires from politics.

“When Premier Klein retires, I definitely intend to seek the leadership and I’ve discussed this with both city and MD councillors, and how this might affect my effectiveness in representing Foothills-Rockyview,” said Morton on Monday.

“The quickest way to get government action on local projects is to be a member of cabinet. I think my leadership efforts will get me into cabinet more quickly. Read the rest here...

4 comments:

robert mcbean said...

i'm confused about that last sentence. he is running to lose, to broker for a cabinet position? hmmmm

daveberta said...

I agree. For a University Prof, he sure phrased his sentence oddly.

Aaron said...

Really, it's either T-Mort or JimDin.

daveberta said...

So far that's what it seems. I'd see Oberg or Hancock playing the kingmaker (it goes back to the whole rural vs. urban battle).