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2021 Leadership Race

Do you have what it takes to be the next Wildrose Independence Party Leader? If so, it’s time to get ready, since the application process to participate in this summer’s Leadership Contest begins on April 2nd and continues through May 14th.

Importantly, if you’re currently a member of a WIPA Constituency Association Board of Directors wanting to run in the Leadership Contest, you need to take a temporary (unless you win!) leave of absence from your CA Board by the end of the day on March 31st.  You also need to read through the Leadership Contest Rules to make sure you meet the requirements to participate. We have also included key dates for the contest below.

Milestone Date End Date Length
Nominations April 2, 2021 May 14, 2021, 5 pm. n/a
Vetting April 2, 2021 May 31, 2021 2months
Announce Candidates June 4, 2021 1 Day
Campaign June 5, 2021 August 27, 2021 3 months
Election August 28, 2021 1 Day

 

There is a $250 non-refundable fee to get an Leadership Application Packet (See below) which will be counted toward your leadership entry fee should you make it through the initial vetting interview.

All Leadership Candidates must also raise $20,000 for the entry fee, submit a refundable $10,000 good performance bond and secure at least 100 membership signatures: with at least 10 coming from each of the 5 regions of Alberta (South, Calgary, Central, Edmonton and North).

Additional questions about the Contest can be directed to the Leadership Selection Committee by emailing us at contact@wildrose.party.

Good luck to all the Leadership Candidates, and we look forward to a great Contest. By the end of 2021, the Wildrose Independence Party will be the Party of choice for those willing and ready to fight for the future of Alberta.

Regards,

James Albers
Chair, Leadership Selection Committee

 

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