Calgary-Hays MLA Ric McIver has announced this morning that he will be running for the leadership of the Alberta PC party. McIver resigned as Minister of Infrastructure yesterday. He says the party is losing the confidence of Albertans, and he wants to work to regain that support by practicing common sense thinking. Former Minister of Municipal Affairs Ken Hughes announced his intention to run for the premiership in April. The nomination period officially opens on May 15, with the elections set for September this year.