Technology Premier Jason Kenney heads to Texas to push investment
Trudeau's behaviour panned by Alberta premier who pumps up Scheer instead
CALGARY — Alberta's premier says images of federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing black and brown face makeup should make it easier for voters to choose in next month's election. Jason Kenney, who is just back from a tour urging investment in Alberta's energy sector, says the prime minister's embarrassing behaviour is "frankly bizarre." Kenney says he has never seen anyone else indulge in what he calls such insulting, racial mockery. HeJason Kenney, who is just back from a tour urging investment in Alberta's energy sector, says the prime minister's embarrassing behaviour is "frankly bizarre.
Alberta's premier is set to head south of the border on Monday in what the government calls a trip to "reaffirm Alberta's position of energy resources to Texas and North America."
Jason Kenney will be travelling to Houston, Texas, 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.
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"This trip will allow me to raise awareness among prospective investors."
According to the provincial government, Texas is the province's second-largest export market. In 2018, Alberta's exports totalled $11.5 billion worth of goods.
Kenney will also be meeting withafter travelling to Dallas from Houston on Thursday.
The government estimates the cost of the four-day trip, which includes the premier, three staff members and security, to be $32,000.
Kenney will return to Alberta on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Four coaches on the hot seat .
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