Kenney says Ottawa can’t pay for throne speech promises without Alberta’s energy sector

Ottawa cannot afford to follow through on its throne speech promises without Alberta’s energy sector, Premier Jason Kenney warned Thursday, taking another swipe at the federal government’s plan. A visibly frustrated Kenney said at a press conference that the promises in Wednesday’s speech, which included creating a million jobs, legislating Canada’s goal of net-zero emissions

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‘A fantasy plan for a mythical country’: Jason Kenney says throne speech an attack on federalism

EDMONTON — The federal government’s Speech from the Throne represents a “full-frontal attack” on Canadian federalism, the constitution and provincial jurisdiction, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters at a fiery news conference on Thursday morning.

The premier, speaking one day after Governor General Julie Payette delivered the speech, slammed the throne speech for being chock-full of “bright, shiny objects” and “kooky academic theories,” while making promises that impinge on provincial jurisdiction and, he argued, will actively harm Alberta’s resource sector as the province labours under a brutal recession.

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Alberta’s Kenney says Trudeau ‘completely failed to recognize’ economic reality of pandemic in throne speech

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney responded on Thursday to the Liberals’ federal throne speech and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Wednesday address to Canadians, stating that he felt the government “completely failed to recognize, to acknowledge or to act on” the dire economic realities brought forth by the coronavirus pandemic in their remarks.

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