When it comes to policy and politics, Jason Kenney only plays for one team, and that’s Team Kenney. Two particular cases have highlighted this characteristic during the pandemic response.
Alberta wants pipelines to tide water, both east and west. Lording PPE over those opposing the pipelines is not productive, it’s just political.
“we are finding that we have too much PPE left to go around for those professionals who are keeping their practices in Alberta,”
Faced with an unprecedented pandemic that is fundamentally challenging our society, the Alberta United Conservative government has chosen to break the systems that will be relied upon to get us through this challenge instead of buttressing them.
To any parent wondering “when will they close the schools? I don’t feel comfortable sending my kids for (WHATEVER REASON YOU CHOOSE),” the choice is YOURS to keep sending them.
At what point does an Alberta government look at the fact that “other taxes” provide higher revenues than resource royalties and say “we can’t count on this anymore”?
While Kenney may have seen that solely as a threat to the federal government, Teck couldn’t have relished the possibility of becoming the poster company for breaking up Canada.
If watching communities continue to shrink, facing increased tax bills and having less medical services available won’t change the vote of a rural Albertan, what will?
Suncor CEO Mark Little’s vision seems to be in line with what people are saying, at least in Alberta.