Brand new Alberta PC Party Leader, Jason Kenney and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean will start the process of mapping out the two parties potential merger when they meet Monday, March 20,  in Edmonton.

Kenney won the PC Leadership Saturday, March 18, with 75 per cent of the vote.

He says he won't be rushing to get a seat in the Legislature, instead letting former Interim Leader Ric McIver, lead the way during the session.

In the meantime, Kenney says he's asked his MLA's to begin co-operating with the Wildrose.

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