Since Premier Ed Stelmach announced his resignation on May 27, 2011, the race for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta — and the race to be the next Premier of Alberta — has been in full swing. Six candidates are vying to lead Alberta’s PCs, who this past week celebrated 40 consecutive years in power. The first ballot votes will be cast Sept. 17, and this week, the race moves into the home stretch with an all-candidates forum in Calgary on Wednesday night followed eight days later by the final all-candidates forum in Edmonton.
Energy and the environment are always front-burner issues in Alberta politics, and this leadership race is no different. I asked each candidate three questions which touch on key energy and environmental issues facing the province. You can check their responses here.