strategy: If elected, a United Conservative government will launch extensive consultations to develop a new Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy to be completed by the end of this year for implementation at the beginning of 2020, according to CTV. Kenney says the goal of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy is to speed up processing and end backlogs, while attracting talented entrepreneurs from oversees to help rural economies. As we work to get Alberta's economy back on track, we need to use the power of immigration as one strategy to restore investor confidence and to build new businesses to create prosperity for all Albertans, said Kenney. It will focus on a smart, fast-moving immigration policy that attracts the best and brightest, while encouraging immigrant entrepreneurs to create jobs here, he said. When the owner of the local hardware store in a small town decides to retire and no one buys it, that hardware store is not coming back. The Rural Entrepreneur Immigration Program is part of the initiative and is intended to pair prospective immigrants, who are willing to live and work in rural Alberta and who meet minimum net worth and investment thresholds', with interested communities. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.