Fresh off speculating that Peter MacKay would be leaving politics, Liberal activist Jane Taber who "sets the agenda" at the Globe and Mail is now focusing on the "growing power" of Jason Kenney in cabinet, suggesting that he is positioning himself to replace the Prime Minister. "And now, with Jim Prentice, the former environment minister, off to Bay Street, and with speculation that Defence Minister Peter MacKay is not far behind him, Mr. Kenney is gaining even more power in the Harper cabinet" and "Mr. Kenney says he doesn’t want the leadership. He gives the canned lines – he is happy where he is; Mr. Harper is doing a “phenomenal job” and he hopes the Prime Minister continues to govern."
I have great respect for Jason Kenney, and like Peter MacKay he is among my top 3 choices to replace Stephen Harper in 6-10 years. It just sounds to me like Taber, who "sets the agenda" at the Globe and Mail, is trying to create a narrative that there is a leadership controversy in the Conservative Party.