Premier Jason Kenney heads to Texas to push investment
Jason Kenney will be travelling to Houston, where he is set to meet with investors and business leaders over a four-day trip that also includes a day in Dallas. "Our top goal is getting Alberta back to work," Kenney said in a news release. "This means restoring investor confidence and reversing the flow of money, ideas and businesses from Alberta to places like Texas."This trip will allow me to raise awareness among prospective investors.
Deputy Prime Minister and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will be in Edmonton Monday to meet with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. Following the October federal election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week appointed a new cabinet
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is looking into pulling his province out of the CPP and establishing its own Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his meeting with Prime Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland will be in Alberta on Monday for meetings with Western leaders in the first trip of her new role.
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland met up in Edmonton to try to find some common ground in a region that shut out the Liberals in the federal election.
Freeland, also named intergovernmental affairs minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet, says she is here to listen and work to find solutions with Alberta.
She is also to meet Tuesday with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.
Voters in Alberta and Saskatchewan did not elect any Liberals in the October election, and have been at odds with Trudeau's government on energy and environmental issues.
Scheer criticizes Liberal cabinet lineup while Kenney, Ford congratulate the new team
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer scoffed at the composition of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new federal cabinet Wednesday, saying the presence of many of the same faces will result in the same failures as his last government."The cabinet he unveiled today is a bigger and more bloated version of the same one that helped create an affordability crisis for Canadian families, attacked our energy sector and put thousands of Canadians out of work, and set the stage for a national unity crisis," Scheer said in a statement.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is looking into pulling his province out of the CPP and establishing its Moe said he emerged "disappointed" from a meeting with the prime minister last week, telling A 'daughter of Alberta '. The Liberals have played up Freeland ' s personal connection to Alberta , along
Kenney has criticized Trudeau's government, saying federal bills like one that overhauls approval rules for energy megaprojects are stifling Alberta's core industry.
Kenney campaigned for federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer but, prior to his meeting with Freeland, said it's time to work with Ottawa.
"As the prime minister noted on election night, he wants to be there for Alberta and Saskatchewan, recognizing there are some real tensions in the federation, some deep challenges in our economy, and Albertans are looking for a fair deal," Kenney said Monday.
Freeland responded, "I am here to look for common ground. The premier is right that there are challenges in the relationship. Certainly our government heard from Alberta a strong message in the election."
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.
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Alberta ' s Kenney , deputy PM Freeland meet in Edmonton to find common ground . Doug Ford doubles down on pledge to push for national unity.
Neither took questions from reporters. After the meeting, Kenney issued a statement saying he had urged Freeland to take action on the Canadian National Railway Co. strike that has disrupted businesses across the country and led to layoffs in some industries.
"I explained to her that every day the CN rail strike continues, (it) hurts Albertans and kills jobs and profits of businesses across Canada, and I repeated our government's call for her government to recall Parliament and legislate an end to the strike," said Kenney's statement.
Kenney also said he wants a firm guarantee on completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by a fixed date. The line would take more Alberta oil to the west coast and from there to markets abroad.
The line has been held up by court applications and political wrangling to the point that the federal government bought the project to ensure it gets completed.
Kenney has been exploring ways for Alberta to take more control of its destiny within Canada.
He has struck a panel to look at initiatives that include having Alberta withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan and create its own police force and revenue collection agency.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 25, 2019.
Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press
Fiscal stabilization reforms to be a focus of Freeland-premiers meeting: Moe .
Premier Scott Moe says the provinces will be looking for areas of consensus.Premiers are set to met in Toronto for two days beginning on Monday with Deputy Prime Minister and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.