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Canada Alberta premier says federal throne speech stomps into provincial jurisdiction

00:02  25 september  2020
00:02  25 september  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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The throne speech opens a new session of the legislature and outlines the broad goals and Getting Alberta back to work, making life better for Albertans and standing up for Alberta are your replace the federal parole board with a provincial parole board in charge of parole eligibility and terms for

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Jason Kenney wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he is disappointed with the federal government's throne speech. He says there is nothing in the Trudeau government's plan for the ailing energy industry. © CBC Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he is disappointed with the federal government's throne speech. He says there is nothing in the Trudeau government's plan for the ailing energy industry.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney sees grounds for more constitutional challenges, should the federal Liberal government follow through with promises contained in Wednesday's throne speech.

Kenney told reporters Thursday morning that federal government plans jeopardize global investments in Alberta's forestry and fertilizer sectors — moves the premier believes are an infringement on Alberta's right to develop its own natural resources.

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Premier Rachel Notley suggested in a news conference earlier in the day that the province is particularly vulnerable to fluctuations in supply. The throne speech also outlined a number of bills and initiatives the government intends to While rural crime made it into the throne speech , Kenney

British Columbia throne speech includes a jab at Alberta as an example of how not to run a province . Cheryl Oates, press secretary for Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, said the government isn't fazed "This is a truly revenue-neutral tax — not an opportunistic reach into taxpayers' wallets."

He called the speech a "full-frontal attack" on federalism.

"There were more policies that would invade provincial jurisdiction than I could count," Kenney said.

He accused the Trudeau government of pursuing policies that require constitutional amendments.

"I regret the federal government so spectacularly failed the mark yesterday."

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The Alberta government is already challenging the federal government's consumer carbon tax in court, as well as the federal Impact Assessment Act, which changed the environmental approval process for major infrastructure projects.

Kenney said other premiers may share his concerns, and he plans to speak with his colleagues across the country later Thursday.

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The premier also reiterated comments from a written statement he issued Wednesday, saying the federal speech from the throne failed to acknowledge the Canadian oil and gas sector and included policies destined to damage an already-battered industry.

Federal tax incentives promised for companies developing net-zero technologies unfairly exclude the oil and gas sector, Kenney said.

"There was space for every bright shiny object, every possible political distraction," he said. "Kooky academic theories like intersectionality found their way into yesterday's throne speech, but not one word about health transfers for the provinces that are carrying 80 per cent of the costs as our population ages and we cope with a pandemic."

Kenney also said Alberta would attempt to opt out of a promised federal pharmacare program, saying the province already has its own program. He would expect an equivalent cash transfer from Ottawa, who he said should stay out of "micromanaging" Alberta's health spending priorities.

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney had harsh words for the federal government's throne speech , saying the Liberal energy agenda will "strangle investment and jeopardize resource jobs [in Alberta ]." " Alberta is disappointed that instead of listening to Canada's provinces , the federal government doubled

Premier Jason Kenney said Albertans can expect fiscal restraint as his government vowed in the throne speech to hold public consultations on how to return to balance while still maintaining Premier Jason Kenney smiles as the speech from the throne is delivered in the Alberta legislature.

In the House of Commons Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to similar critiques from Opposition Conservative MPs, saying the federal government has supported Albertans and the oil and gas industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thousands of Albertans collected the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) and businesses stayed afloat with the emergency wage subsidy, Trudeau said.

"We made investments in cleaning up orphaned wells, which is something that was a provincial area of jurisdiction that we are happy to support because we needed to keep give people opportunities to do the right thing and to have work through this difficult time," Trudeau said.

The federal government allocated $1 billion of the $1.7-billion well cleanup program to Alberta projects.

Alberta also received $1.3 billion from the federal government's "safe restart" funding to provinces, which will help pay for more COVID-19 testing, health-care staffing and protective equipment, among other things.

Alberta Opposition NDP leader Rachel Notley said she was alarmed by Kenney's throne speech comments.

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Alberta ’s new NDP government plans to raise corporate taxes, ban political donations from unions and businesses and end the province ’s flat 10 per cent personal income tax Premier Rachel Notley gave a thumbs up to the crowd at the Alberta legislature before the speech from the throne on Monday.

"This premier is so focused from distracting from his own inability to create jobs and restart economic growth that he is continuing his fake fights with Ottawa at the expense of the best interests of the people has been asked to represent," Notley said at a news conference in Lethbridge.

She said a federal pharmacare plan would improve the quality and affordability of health care for millions of Albertans by allowing all patients to afford the medications their doctors prescribe.

One of the pillars of the throne speech was a promise by the Liberal minority government to create over one million jobs through direct investment, wage subsidies and other skills and incentives programs.

The government also promised to exceed its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels and legislate Canada's goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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-- With files from Terry Reith


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