Outgoing Alberta Transportation Minister and NDP MLA Brian Mason says if he was running in the spring election he would rather face a united UCP Party under Jason Kenney in the upcoming election, than a party spilt by his former leadership competitor Brian Jean jumping ship.

There have been stories that the former leader of the Wild Rose Party might become the leader of the Freedom Conservatives Party, which was formed by ousted UCP MLA Derek Fildebrandt.

Mason made the remarks addressing questions that Jean might become the leader of the Freedom Conservatives.

"Far be it from me to tell my friends in the United Conservative Party what to do," said Mason. "Quite frankly I would be more comfortable facing Jason Kenney because I think people are much more uncomfortable with him."

Mason adds there is a real lack of trust there.

"I would rather face one conservative party under Jason Kenney."

Mason, who won't be running in the Spring election because he's retiring from politics after 30 years, says he was speaking personally.

 

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