A Calgary city councillor says former Wildrose leader Brian Jean told him he will be stepping back into the political fray in time for Alberta's spring election, but Jean is sidestepping the rumours. Fildebrandt stepped down from the then newly formed United Conservative Party caucus in 2017 after being plagued by a series of political scandals. Magliocca said he told Kenney about the phone call, and described Kenney's reaction as "flabbergasted." Brian Jean denies rumours that he is returning to politics to lead the Freedom Conservative Party. Jeff Callaway, the former Wildrose Party president, ran for the leadership against Kenney, Jean and Calgary lawyer Doug Schweitzer.
Source: CBC News March 14, 2019 18:19 UTC