Kenney is a former federal cabinet minister (who served under the Harper government). This year, he successfully helped merge the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties in the province, after which he won the bid for leadership. Kenney is optimistic the merger will return conservatives to power in the province. He has criticized the NDP government for raising taxes in the province.
Source : http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2017/11/19/party-leaders-square-of-against-ndp-in-alberta-byelection.html