Alberta premier chartered $16K flight to fly 2 premiers to Saskatoon after Stampede event
Alberta premier chartered $16K flight to fly 2 premiers to Saskatoon after Stampede eventThe Sunwest Aviation flight, which flew Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and their wives on July 8, was revealed by NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley Thursday during consideration of the executive council budget estimates.
VICTORIA—British Columbia Premier John Horgan doesn’t intend to respond to any provocation from Alberta He said officials from Ottawa will meet with deputy ministers from the B.C. government on You might be interested in Trudeau said talks continue out of public sight with the provinces.
— Alberta Premier Jason Kenney outlined on Saturday the mandate for a new panel that will study Among the proposals to be considered is for Alberta to collect its own taxes within the province Kenney added that any measures coming out of the panel that were up for serious consideration
KANANASKIS, Alta. — Premier Jason Kenney is defending his idea that Alberta could pull out of the federal pension plan by saying times have changed.
He says bold action is needed because of unprecedented hostility from the federal and some provincial governments that are actively blocking Alberta's economic future.
Kenney didn't campaign in the spring election on leaving the Canada Pension Plan and setting up a provincial one, but says Albertans would get a say through a referendum.
On the weekend, Kenney announced a panel to research and hold public meetings on whether Alberta should move toward a more independent role within Canada.
He suggested steps such as creating a separate police force, establishing a provincial revenue agency and establishing a provincial constitution.
Kenney says Ottawa and some provinces are unfairly restricting Alberta's oil and gas industry with what he calls regressive laws and policy roadblocks on pipelines.
Opposition NDP critic Sarah Hoffman says Kenney has strayed too far from his election mandate and Albertans didn't vote "to have their pensions blown up."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2019.
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Kenney to seek 'common ground' as poll finds Quebecers most OK with Alberta separation .
After a poll that found Quebecers would feel the most pleased to see Alberta separate from Canada, Premier Jason Kenney said Friday the two provinces have more in common than some may think. "We are friends of Quebec," Kenney told reporters. "We are traditional allies of Quebec. We are allies in defending provincial jurisdiction."His comments Friday came in response to a question about an Abacus Data poll released earlier in the week that found "substantial majorities" of Canadians in every province — except Quebec — would be "unhappy" or "very unhappy" to see Alberta separate from Canada.