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Path to power in Alberta tricky for Jason Kenney

By Paul Wells      

The road to power in Alberta is suddenly trickier than it has been for decades. Surely Jason Kenney, one of the keenest students of politics I've met, has noticed this.

Jason Kenney is smart, widely read and travelled, almost comically hardworking, and was a key contributor to Harper's success, when Harper was successful. Like Stephen Harper, he would run near the right end of the leadership spectrum, writes Paul Wells. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jason Kenney wouldn't tell me when we exchanged emails on Wednesday whether he's going to leave federal politics to unite Alberta's conservative forces. I suspect he doesn't know yet. He did say he's "getting very close to a decision." Here are the options facing the Conservative MP for Calgary Midnapore. He could stay in federal politics and remain a hard-working opposition MP. He could run to replace Stephen Harper as the federal party's leader. That was what most

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