CTV Edmonton and CTV Calgary Provide Special Coverage of Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Leadership Election

— September 4, 2014

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CALGARY (September 4,2014)– As the race for Alberta’s new Progressive Conservative party leader and nextPremier heats up, CTV Edmonton and CTV Calgary unveiled plans today to deliverAlbertans PC LEADERSHIP2014, a province-wide broadcast of the historic election taking placethis weekend. Airing Saturday,Sept. 6 at 7p.m., the one-hour special, co-hosted by CTV News Edmonton Anchor DarylMcIntyre and CTV News Calgary Anchor Tara Nelson, features leadership profilesof the three candidates: Thomas Lukaszuk, Ric McIver, and Jim Prentice; livereports from the floor of the leadership convention, and the officialannouncement of Alberta’s 16th Premier.

 

“This is a pivotal moment intime for Alberta politics,” said Len Perry, Regional Vice-President, Radio &TV Operations, Bell Media, Prairies. “CTV’s in-depth coverage aims to not onlyshare the announcement of Alberta’s new Progressive Conservative leader andPremier, but also provide insightful analysis of what brought the party hereand, more importantly, where they will go from this point forward.”

Joining Daryl McIntyre andTara Nelson to discuss the leadership race is guest expert and Canadianpolitical insider Marc Henry, President of ThinkHQ Public Affairs, who willweigh-in on this crucial first ballot vote and what it will mean for the futureof Alberta’s PC party, and for all Albertans.

 

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Jon-RossGabriel, Bell Media, 416.384.6836 or jon-ross.gabriel@bellmedia.ca

JeffLittle, CTV Calgary, 403.240.5672 or jeff.little@bellmedia.ca

Dan Kobe, CTVEdmonton, 780.486.9259 or dan.kobe@bellmedia.ca

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