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 emissionsRead more
OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney criticized Thursday a recent decision by the federal government to launch environmental reviews of a pair of mining projects, saying it was yet another sign of jurisdictional overreach by Ottawa.Read more
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.Read more
Reacting to Wednesday’s federal throne speech and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s address to Canadians, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Thursday said that the demands he and the other 13 premiers spoke about in Ottawa last week had not been met in the addresses.Read more
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.Read more
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney had harsh words Thursday morning for Prime Minister Trudeau, calling Wednesday’s speech from the throne a “fantasy plan for a mythical country.”Read more