Kenney and cabinet ministers in Ottawa to meet federal counterparts
OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight of his cabinet ministers will be in Ottawa today as part of a trip to meet their federal counterparts. Kenney will speak at the Canadian Club this afternoon and later host a reception. He is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday to discuss issues ranging from pipelines to equalization. Kenney has said he will bring up with Trudeau a resolution passed unanimously at the recent meeting of provincial leaders to consider changes to the fiscal stabilization fund.
Kenney highlighted the value Alberta brings to the Canadian economy and earned support from his colleagues on considering changes to With more provinces supporting key parts of Alberta ’s fight for a fair deal , we will demand action from the federal government as we head to Ottawa next week
Red Deer, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has outlined the mandate for a new panel that will study what the province should demand as a “ fair deal for Alberta ” in Confederation, including looking at ways that will take back provincial powers that have been ceded to Ottawa .
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and a delegation of 18 other cabinet ministers and civil servants are heading to Ottawa next week to ask the federal government to act now on “priority urgent” issues to the province.
“The message that I will be carrying on behalf of Albertans to Ottawa next week is that we need to see action,” Kenney told reporters at a Friday press conference. “And we are not seeking a special deal. We are seeking a fair deal.”
Kenney said he wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to commit to a fixed completion date for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, which will nearly triple the volume of oil it can move from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. When previous pipeline owner Kinder Morgan became spooked by court challenges, the Trudeau governmentlast year for $4.5 billion.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will meet Tuesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa to discuss Kenney says he and eight of his cabinet ministers and other senior officials will be in Ottawa on Monday “And yet we are not getting a fair deal with the blockage of pipelines (and) with
Service to bring Team Alberta to Ottawa to reciprocate the offer made by Deputy Prime Minister Freeland to get into a serious conversation about the frustration in Alberta and how we can try to find common ground to get a get a fair deal for Alberta and get this economy back to work. so we'll be I'll
In light of Canadianearlier this week that federal transfers need a bigger cushion from economic volatility, Kenney will request the federal government retroactively lift a per-capita cap on the federal fiscal stabilization program. He’s asking for five years’ worth of rebates that add up to $2.4 billion.
He’s “hopeful” the federal government is open to a discussion about program reform, he said.
A refund would be a fair compromise, given Alberta’s outsized contribution to equalization and social programs in other provinces, he said Friday.
If the rest of Canada wants to continue to benefit from Alberta’s oil and gas revenues, “Ottawa needs to unleash us to be able to develop our resources, get to global markets, get a fair price from them and not tie us down with an endless number of new laws and regulations that inhibit our responsible resource sector,” he said.
'It's about time Ottawa started working for Alberta,' Kenney says, touting a 5-point plan
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has visited Ottawa with a detailed plan for federal support that he says will help his province grapple with a prolonged commodity price slump that has left the economy reeling. Speaking at a lunchtime reception in Ottawa, Kenney said for decades Alberta has been an outsized contributor to the Canadian economy and the federal treasury, and now it's time for Ottawa to lend some support by implementing a five-point plan Kenney has dubbed the "fair deal for Alberta.""We've have been working for Ottawa for too long; and it's about time Ottawa started working for Alberta," Kenney said.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will meet Tuesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa to discuss issues ranging from pipelines to equalization. Kenney says he and eight of his cabinet ministers will be in the nation’s capital early next week to meet with their counterparts and push for
RED DEER—Jason Kenney warned Ottawa that one reason he’s fighting hard for a “ fair deal ” and promising a potential referendum is because separatist sentiment in Alberta could “We are going to make it very clear to Prime Minister Trudeau that if we do not get the completion of a coastal pipeline
Kenney called again for Trudeau to revisit Bill C-69, proclaimed into law in late August, which changes environmental assessments for large energy projects, and a tanker ban off B.C.’s north coast that Kenney says disproportionately targets Alberta. The Alberta governmentBill C-69 in court.
OPINION | Kenney goes to Ottawa seeking gold, returns with participation medal .
OPINION | Kenney goes to Ottawa seeking gold, returns with participation medalPremier Jason Kenney's much-anticipated two-day visit to Ottawa this week ended with a "frank" but civil chat with Prime Minister Trudeau, and an assurance that the federal government will take Alberta's requests under advisement.