Zero-tolerance on sexual misconduct: Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney meets with supporters after being sworn in as MLA for Calgary-Lougheed in Edmonton on January 29, 2018. The leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta says they will rigorously vet prospective candidates for conduct related to sexual harassment or aggression. Jason Kenney was sworn in Monday as a member of the legislative assembly in Alberta.
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January 31, 2018 - 6:00 AM
EDMONTON - The leader of the United Conservatives in Alberta says the party will rigorously vet prospective candidates for conduct related to sexual harassment or aggression.
Jason Kenney was sworn in on Monday as a member of the legislature after winning a Calgary byelection in December.
The United Conservative Party's caucus has been meeting in Edmonton for the last two days.
Kenney says he has re-emphasized to his caucus that the party has a zero-tolerance approach toward sexual misconduct.
He says there will be a rigorous pre-screening of potential United Conservative candidates who want to run in the next provincial election.
Kenney also says the party will attempt to attract more women candidates, but notes he doesn't believe in quotas.
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