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Fresh update on "jason kenney" discussed on Front Burner
"Today Let's start with last week. We all wish we could simply turn the page and leave covert in the past but this disease is an invisible and ever changing foe and we have no choice but to face the grave threat of this fourth wave head on comes out and announces. He's declaring a state of public health. Emergency and and that there may not be any staffed. Icu beds left in ten days. It's a grave announcement and one that contains an apology from the premier. And can you tell me about that apology. Well it was as close to remorse. As we've seen from jason kenney about any of the pandemic handling. We believed that we could prudently move away. Fr- from addressing. Kobe is a pandemic and towards an endemic. It is now clear that we were wrong and for that i apologize however in the same press conference. Kenny clarified. that he wasn't actually apologizing for lifting public health measures in july. He thought that that was the right thing to do. What he was apologizing for was just saying that they're open for good. Okay we actually saw that case counts and even the delta variant continued to stabilize even come down through most of july offender niff- different name but I know they also announced a vaccine passportprogram. So what this means. Is that anyone who has valid proof of immunization or has a negative result from a privately paid for cova tests can access some services businesses or events without having to physically distance. And what does that look like now. Well you know just in the few days since that's happened the demand for the covert nineteen. Vaccinations the bookings have tripled In alberta one thing to note though is that those people who are getting their first Vaccines now are.
Fresh update on "jason kenney" discussed on The Strategists
"Is are are attributed though to trudeau arguing with protesters both his comments on the first night where he said they've had a hard year to year. Yeah i remember that. We've talked about that line a lot. Yeah i also think a lot about him saying. Isn't there hospital. you should be protesting. Which know given that. His wife was just called a whore. Like i think we can forgive right and it was a flip. Line it i i. I wouldn't be in the mood for it. Either if i were him. And and all of the ones in between all of his commentary about how he will not back down to these people did he just gave us every night that he got into a fight with them. He gave us another quote and in my mind. They've aggregated into just the feud of the election which is aiming the protesters carter. Do you feel like do. Feel like those trudeau. Lines have actually galvanized something meaningful for him and his campaign. Do you feel like those moments have actually helped him or are they just of the distant past and it's just been the contrast against him no tool because part of that strategy. We'll talk about strategies. Coming up has been o'toole has been trudeau trying to run against anti vaxxers rather than o'toole directly. Do you feel like that. Portion of the campaign successfully worked for him. It has worked. But it's also i mean it's it's it's faint praise because those are the only elements that we actually get to evaluate him on because there haven't been any other stellar moments right. So he gets the rebel. He gets the anti backs moments. Those are the things that we're grading mom because it took it you know it's day thirty five of the campaign and we still don't know why we're in the damn election As per according to the liberals so you know he he. He's performed so poorly on the campaign trail so far that that these minor victories Against the vaccines are the anti vaccines are are what defines the campaign for us so far glass. Move it on to our next category guys. This one is a popular category. This comes up every single year. This category is alberta premier. Most likely to fuck up the campaign for the conservative party of canada. Stephen carter the nominees. Are jason kenney or right in carter. Are you going with jason kenney or going with right in this time you know. I was thinking about this a lot. I was thinking about law. He'd klein you know. There's been some epic battles. It's jason kenny. It's jason kenney by a mile the first of all jason don't come out of your whole was the first instruction and then when he did..
"jason kenney" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Newsom's friend Jason Kenney, whose birthday Saray at the French laundry may go down as the most politically explosive dinner party in California history. Has terminated his registration as a lobbyist as he cash it out. He apparently is, according to Laurel Rosen Hall. She said his bio remains on the side of Axiom advisers, the firm he founded shortly after Newsom was elected in 2018. Kenny was forced to register as a lobbyist in 2013 after reaching a settlement with political watchdogs who said he'd been trying to influence legislation without making the disclosures required of lobbyists. So just because he's no longer a registered lobbyist, Randy doesn't mean he's not going to lobby. It means he's just not going to pay for the registration. It's just not going to be doing it officially anymore. Garcia had a huge payday with Newsom in his pocket. Netflix is one of his big clients and Netflix got a lot. A lot of the film companies got a lot of cutouts when everything was locked down in the winter, where they could still film and that was still allowed. Schools couldn't be open. But schools that were filming could be open, which was bizarre. And what do you know? The biggest contributor to Newsom's? Don't recall Me campaign is the CEO. Of Netflix. I guess life is good. When you have friends in high places. I still really want to try that wine list of the French laundry. Well, bring a brink's truck. What was their bar tab $17,000 all picked up by acacias. Over the weekend. I saw politicians go on TV. And for some reason everyone is talking about when Justice Stephen Breyer should retire from the Supreme Court. He is now the oldest living member of the Supreme Court. He was appointed by former President Bill Clinton back in the 19 nineties, and liberals are still stunned over Ruth Bader Ginsburg passing away during the Donald Trump presidency and Donald Trump having the ability to name her replacement and not a Democratic president. So now they want to get ahead of the Grim Reaper and tell Justice Stephen Breyer to retire before God retires him himself. Why? Once you get into federal politics in your eighties, it's all about death Talk. This is what's going on with Feinstein. Right now. This is what was going on for the last 10 years with Ruth Gator Dens, Berg, all people talking about when you're going to die, and when you're going to get out of there And one of the politicians who was asked about it was AOC. Let's listen to her on CNN court, They're poised to hear several blockbuster cases in the next term Voting rights, gun control abortion. Your fellow Democrat man Dare, Jones says 82 year old Justice Stephen Breyer should retire. So the President Biden and Senate Democrats can fill his seat with the younger Liberal successor. Do you think that Justice Bryer should step down after this term? Well, you know, I believe I believe Representative Jones has a point, and we have had very difficult experiences with making. I believe the opposite mistake and Especially if Senate Democrats are not going to pass reforms on HR one. We cannot rely solely on On a wish of winning elections, particularly in the Senate, when voting rights are under attack in Georgia, Arizona and Texas across the country, And if we're not going to pass HR one with the preemptive clauses that can roll some of that voter suppression attacks back Yes, I believe that we should protect our Supreme Court and I thought that should absolutely be a consideration. You know, Brandy. I know a lot of people look at this the same way that you look at baseball players or football players where players have a certain shelf life and as they near retirement, you have to take a look at Who's playing first base in Triple A, because that person might be playing first base in the majors the next season or the season after that, and we could talk about that, because we understand that that's the way the world works. However, they're not talking about Stephen Breyer or Dianne Feinstein moving on to something else. They're talking about them, moving six FT. Under And Breyer and Feinstein and others who were talked about like this. There is still alive and let me clue you in on something. They can see you on TV, saying that they have the prime audience for Sunday morning news talk shows. How would you react if you were Stephen Breyer or Dianne Feinstein? And there are literally blocks of television programs that exist to talk about your imminent death? It's just a little creepy. We know Feinstein didn't take too kindly to all the reports of people talking about it. She's senile. Oh, my God. I bet you she's throwing things at the TV. Same thing with Briar. He seems like a mild mannered kind of guy. But even mild mannered people have a limit. Well, I think at this point, nobody wants to be the oldest person on the Supreme Court because that is the entire conversation is about your mortality. But so much of politics is personal. Their politicians that just flat out don't like each other. And sometimes it's because of politics. Sometimes it's not. Sometimes you'll have people who are politically very similar to one another, but their work in the same corner. So they're fighting for the same space, so they see each other as rivals and not as fellow travelers. If you're Stephen Breyer and you've been on the court for a long time you see yourself as being a respected elder statesman in the world of politics. And to have people talking about you like you're some sort of terminally ill incapacitated, feeble person who's not going to be around six months from now. It's got to be a little insulting. And because so much of politics is personal, my guess is it doesn't sit well with him, his wife and his family. And they and only they decide when he retires. It's not like some president can get on the phone and say, Hey, Stephen, what do you think of Boca? I feel like out of spite Feinstein is going to run again at 90. Oh, I'm not convinced that she's not running for re election. No one thought she'd run again the last time and she did, and she won. But if you're Stephen Breyer The one tool you have in the toolbox that can really get back at these people. Is to just decide that you're going to stay in office until you die. It's called a lifetime appointment for a reason. That's right. And if they think they're pushing him out by talking about him this way in public, I think they have another thing coming. I could totally picture Stephen Breyer sticking around just to put the screws to these people. It's 2 48. Let's take a look at the roads. Bc dependable TRAFFIC Hollywood to Stop and Go on the one on one Colbun between Western Avenue in Glendale Boulevard Commerce. Sigalert five South bound after Garfield emergency roadwork taking away two right lanes, traffic is completely stopped.
"jason kenney" Discussed on Front Burner
"Social conservatives in his party. why polling shows. That young women aren't backing him. We talked about why. He campaigned against the carbon tax and then introduced a price on carbon and whether he supports a union at places like amazon and whether struggling politicians like doug ford in ontario and jason kenney alberta are gonna make it hard for him to win a federal election because there is almost certainly one of those on the horizon. There is too much to fit into a single episode so today part one big tech values.
"jason kenney" Discussed on The Big Story
"Coal mining and exploration to a very drastic overhaul of the curriculum that teachers and school boards and anybody who has any expertise in education say won't work is overly ideological so there for a bunch of reasons jason kenney has been sliding in the polls to the point where rachel notley if the election were to be held today will be our next premier with a probable majority. Has kenny tried to address at all. The fact that he's kind of in a no win situation with either side of my. Maybe i'm describing that wrong but that's kind of what it sounds like. You know he can't fully embrace the stuff that would win him back. Some of the left of or center votes Without totally alienating his base. he's when he's apologetic. When he expressed frustration he extends expressed frustration. More to those who agree with the other side of jason kenney. The the jason kenney it. I was talking about. He expresses sorrow and solidarity with those who are frustrated with and sick of restrictions who don't believe in restrictions he expresses a solidarity with those people in the business who want to keep their business open and mitigate risks in their own ways on. He's far less Sympathetic to those. In the medical professions and other advocates urging more restrictions when schools have closed in this province lately when a lot of the eve middle schools and high schools have closed. It's not been because of the premier Trying to head off a crisis. It's been because school. Boards are finding that there are so many teachers in quarantine in so much infection in the schools that they're system can't bring in enough substitute teachers to handle them. That's not great. No it's it's it's a real mess. They've been requesting To the province ought to let them go online and in some cases the province has said. No you're not things aren't bad enough yet and tight. I was preparing to talk to you about this today. And i knew we were going to talk about covert and kenya's response to it. But i also was checking out some of your your reporting from albert earlier this year and you wrote a piece in february called jason. Kenney didn't come back for this. And i wonder if you could apply that to the situation as well now given that he's facing It from both sides. Jason kenney was very is a very skilled politician he came into this job as alberta's premier and leader of the conservatives with one of the most sterling resumes and compliments on his political acumen organizational skills and policy mind from all corners. I think he came to all berta With a lot of ideals but what albert is how conservative albertans want their province to be He was going to bring things back not to just to undo the last four years of mvp government that we had prior to his premiership but also a lot of the more centrist recipe insertive leadership we had previously under premiers. Like jim prentice and redford. He's run into a lot of push back on some of those measures because it turns out people like social services they like quality education. They like a great parks. They don't want they don't think that whole bunch of more jobs in southwestern alberta are worth ripping up mountains to exploit coal When it comes to the pandemic jason kenney was quite confident in the way he had handled things in the first wave you know. He was restricting things like everybody else. Malls were closed barbershops. Outdoor gatherings were were restricted He was very excited to reopen things and in the second wave he thought he could avoid once again like he did in the first wave the sort of crisis level situation that there were ontario and quebec and to a lesser extent. A british columbia. That didn't happen. And he were really struggled to reconcile his ideological preferences. And there's pro business message that he thought he had fostered for so many years with reality and it turned out to please. Nobody his his approach. And we're seeing some of the exact same things with this third way up to and including his his tendency to say one thing on a wednesday about restrictions apply a whole bunch of new restrictions on a thursday. I'll give you one idea about one other point. About how different jason. Kennedy's approach has been than any other provinces on thursday. He made a point of saying that this was the first time he was going to say this but he thinks that people should stay home. He'd never said that before. Well you might think hasn't been saying this didn't didn't doug ford cut this video of him. Singing zillion times in in a bunch of a bunch of different languages didn't justin trudeau and dr teresa tan. Have they been saying this since march. No jason kenney had been saying go support businesses as you can go function in life. We don't want to nanny state you into staying home. Finally and at the end of april twenty twenty one in the second april of this pandemic jason kenney had realized that restrictions aren't working a lot of has messaging isn't working and he needs to slightly shift his message but So much of it seems half hearted or you know one of the when he announced these measures last thursday dean bennett. At the kenyan press reporter had a very pointed fair question. You totally changed your mind. It seems from the day before. How are we to assume that you're not going to just totally change the game. Twenty four hours later. Jason can didn't obviously take time to take kindly to that question but it really speaks to a his ethos and is a consistency in this. And i think we see a lot of that in how his conservative base reply response because they're seeing him know they're saying hey. We liked that kenny. From a few weeks ago when he said restrictions don't work and we should be free and now he's having to say the opposite and then on the other side of things. There's this huge majorities slash plurality of the population. That thinks that he's been inconsistent in week on this to start and it's because of that that alberta it has more cases than any other jurisdiction in the country obviously he could have locked down earlier And put in more restrictions and the kovic situation in alberta would be better but was there ever away just given what you've kind of described about both sides you know it. Sounds like he's he's vacillating back and forth Trying to please two parties was there ever a way in which he could lean into one side or the other and and actually emerge a popular enough to win reelection or was this just kind of what was going to happen with a crisis like this. You're gonna face frustrations anywhere. And obviously alberta. Is there still a lot of very you know fundamentalist conservatives out there. They're very noisy. They don't they're not a majority they're certainly not as a you know a critic huge critical mass there there and probably greater accents and they are in other provinces. The reality though is as jason. Kenney has has fostered this This and encourage this group to develop and foster and build as well. He hasn't been pushing back against them hard. He's been sympathizing with them. And being and being contrite with them and he's leading his other political colleagues his own party members speak out against him. He's been giving them that oxygen. I guess. Because he feels that they are if not he'll be toppled right away and they're you know there's going to be even more open warfare if he tries to tamp down that it's hard to say definitively if if any political leader may have been Bore you know easier on this one. But the fact that he's been going back and forth from the very beginning and the fact that he tries to act like himself and then has to go against his own personal preference and it's so clear that he does and so clear that he's engaged in these these almost shakespearean monologues from act to act a lot of this frustration. a in the public Might be of of his undoing. And there's one worried coming down the road that i hear a lot of people talking about and it's about vaccine hesitancy in bird there wasn't angus reid. That showed that twenty eight percent of al burton's far more than any other province are unsure or reluctant to embrace the vaccine. We haven't seen that those numbers bear out in the world yet because there are still so many people keen to take vaccines but if we get to a point in in late june where alberta has a much lower uptake in than other provinces in vaccines. Then there's a whole other level of problem. Jason kenney a few weeks ago had been talking about how the vaccines are going to get us out of there. This and alberto is going to have the greatest summer ever g kept saying we'll have the stampede in july we'll have summer festivals will lift all restrictions as the third wave that's become more severe in alberta and that clearly does not seem to be the case He's had to dial that rhetoric back lot last question. What happens if In order to save lives and end the pandemic. Kenny has to do harder. Lockdowns has to do. A curfew has to push Albertans to get vaccinated. None of that stuff is gonna go over well within those ranks in his own party. How how thin is the ice. He's on with his own caucus. I guess is my last question. It's hard to say at this point. I don't have a huge scope unto his caucus There are a lot of cantankerous nece about the about the restrictions. Does he persuade people to ride it out for a few months longer until we get the vaccines and there is light at the end of the tunnel. He is one of the lights at the end of the tunnel. We hear jason kenney talking about is these quote unquote fair deal measures. Jason kenney has been. I've using some of that auto firewall rhetoric. A lot in that plays really well to the red meat base of his party and in the fall. We're going to see some of that. Play out he's going to have elections for senate candidates even though that's not a real thing even though it doesn't work that way but we we like to the idea that we can elect our own senators and four and persuade the prime minister to appoint them There's going to be an referendum. That's very popular among some people now berta To remove the principle of calling on ottawa to remove the principle of equalization from the constitution. It sounds wonky. But it's basically comes down to this fundamental sense of unfairness albertans have felt because they're politicians. Tell at something they should feel that the have not provinces get all this money from albertsons and burns who pay the most taxes wind up subsidizing the choices or the situations of all those poor provinces. And that's not fair to poor struggling wealthy alberta. He's proposed a bunch of other measures. That would take away move. Albert out of the federal sheriff including scrapping the rcmp. And just going to albert only police force like the ap or the s sr q in quebec. He's even talked about getting out pulling out of the canada pension plan and there could be a bunch of referendums that really shift. Albertans focus to some of the stuff that's frustrated conservatives in the summer and the spring Two things that really galvanized them the in the fall. The problem here becomes okay. He's doing this for the right wing of his party. is he talking to. The rest of burdens is he. Talking is actually addressing. The real needs of the provincial public albert economy as i'm sure you know is still struggling from the decline in oil the oil. And that's going to be a problem. coming out of this recession or coming out of this pandemic as we hopefully start recovering in the fall and how much of the public oxygen is going to be on those conservative base issues versus issues that the rest of the province actually cares about. It'll be fascinating to watch and hopefully We're all vaccinated. And we don't have to worry about covert by them. Thank you jason athleisure jason. Marcus off of maclean's that was the big story for more from us head to the big story. Podcast dot ca. 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"jason kenney" Discussed on The Big Story
"He's complained about those restrictions. Every step of the way to the people in the centre or on the left of the political spectrum those restrictions are too little and too late and they won't win him any support but to a good chunk of his own caucus. The new restrictions are an attack on the freedom of albertans. Kenny has been trying to find the middle ground. Between these two camps there just isn't any without restrictions hospitals in alberta cities. Fill up ten people die but restrictions as a whole have become repellent to the hard core rural conservative base. And that's the base that put kenny power so there are right choices here. Obviously the right choices save. Lives and kenny is reluctantly making them. But there are no good choices for him as a politician or for the united conservative party as a group and that has thrown the future of alberta and to question jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story jason. Marcus off a correspondent for maclean's. Hey jason hello. Why don't we start just because the reality of the situation will kind of play into all the politics. We're going to discuss by telling the rest of canada how it's going in alberta right now it's going bad to set it up and put context on it The second the second wave alberta had the highest active case rate of any other province on a per capita basis. we have now passed the levels We've we saw at the peak of the second wave now a now berta third wave but that trajectory is pretty rough here We are On the brink of having the a really bad crisis Even worse than we have right now. How his the government responded What kind of new measures are coming or have come. Ou- berta remains one of the freest places in the country at this point compared to other provinces. You can still do a lot. You can go to the mall. You can get a haircut. You can get a haircut at them all here in alberta really yes malls have been Remained open throughout the second wave and this wave and things did go down In january and then. Kenny was very eager to open things up again. he's had to put in some closures. Restaurants are now close to to a indoor dining on thursday a day after saying he questioned the value of putting in moore's frictions because people may not follow them and it's not totally clear that they're going to work. He added more restrictions He closed middle linda jurisdictions and he also finally closed gyms which partially closed a previously But he's left a lot open still because jason kenya is very deferential to employers and businesses during this pandemic will. This is the crux of what we're going to get at today. Because i kind of as dire as the situation is you know. It's it's really interesting to watch kenny. Try to walk that line. I guess between keeping his constituents in the province safe and representing the businesses that won him the premiership. It's an maybe. I shouldn't have Specify that it was the businesses There's also this other section of alberta he's appealing to in this and that's the rural conservative base. The people who elected him he did very well in cities. Like calgary as well but it's those die hard rock ribbed people on who generally leaned more conservative than those in urban areas and in some cases have in seeing the impact or severe spread of the corona virus or haven't consistently and that's a lot of people in his own caucus and people who donate to his party and who organized They are the pit and prudent juice. The old wild rose party One of the two parties Jason kenney fuse together to create his united conservative coalition to win the last election He's very concerned about how those people feel and he's he's in some large ways. One of them. Jason kenney has spoken much more about freedom and civil liberties as as weighing heavily on his his decision making in this another premiers other premiers express worries about businesses express worries about liberties he has a oftentimes really denounced those who want lockdowns or more restrictive measures ultimately though he's kind of seen the writing on the wall found religion on the trajectory of alberta's hostile situation and in the second wave and third wave. Had to backtrack on some of his bravado and put firmer restrictions. Jason kenney does not at this point Rule out some kind of hard lockdown in the future but remains resistant. There seems to be constant you know series of monologues with him. We're hell argue with himself from day to day. This past week was remarkable. How on wednesday. He was doing the idea of more restrictive measures and then on thursday saying. Yeah we got to put them in. And maybe there should even be some curfews in some areas where the municipalities. He's wanted what does that do Internally into the united conservative party. I mean there have been And correct me if i'm wrong. But more than a few instances of of his own caucus kind of back talking the restrictions as he's announced them a few weeks ago when jason kenney announced that restaurants can no longer have indoor dining sixteen ultimately seventeen m l. as in his caucus who signed or advocated for a letter denouncing those. That is a significant portion. I think third world third or quarter of his sixty two member member caucus. It's two thirds of the people who are rural backbenchers ones outside of the big cities. Right so it's a big sizeable chunk of his caucus as he. He's allowed to have this open. Dissent kind of people appealing to the jason kenny. That was more loose about restrictions before he Clamped down a bit Those people who really Who are kind of playing on his His hard conservative. Id rather than the The ego and superego been regulating him. The government into putting in a slightly harder restrictions to control the pandemic. But there are those who don't believe in them. They're those who harkin to his earlier comments about really supporting small business There's a lot of dialogue and rhetoric among those people and you hear them in other circles as well as on. Oh randy hillier types And they talk about the mental health poll of the of restrictions as though there are no mental health tools of the risk of getting krona virus and the high active cases that make people paranoid about functioning in society as well Because their fear that they their frontline workers who were going to get sick or they're going to get sick because corona virus is so prevalent in our communities right now. The so. kenny is maybe after Denouncing lockdowns and the harder stuff has also managed to embrace the public health measures. That need to be taken. That's made him unpopular with some members of his own party. How has it.
With no Keystone XL pipeline, whats Albertas Plan B?
"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Jason marcus off is the alberta correspondent for maclean's magazine. He joins us to try to explain what happens now. Hello jason wish me luck so in the couple of weeks now. Since joe biden has taken office and immediately cancelled the keystone excel permit. How his albert reacted. Not well as could be. Expected is opposed the way i'd put it. You know jason kenney got elected with a three word slogan not a phrase three word slogan jobs economy pipelines pipelines was the big punctuation point on that. And it's been a big issue for help out bird government and the economy for a long time that we don't have this big glut of oil sands and oil were producing and nowhere really to shit or no way to ship it out of there. That's been a big drag on alpern awale prices and benjamin prices for quite a while now keystone excel has been in the works for basically a decade now uh since they applied for this project as transcanada energies into long that they're no longer called transplanted called tc energy. Canada became less of an on vogue term to use in the names and this this has become the gun of the poster child. The original poster child for environmental activism and push back against oil industry pipelines The americans have been pushing back on this south from the left for quite a while. obama killed in two thousand fifteen. He decided to not allow permit. Donald trump brought it back in two thousand seventeen and it was no surprise. Almost anybody that Biden was going to kill it in in twenty twenty one Once he got nauseated and yet it was portrayed as a major disappointment and huge letdown for the government and to some extent for canada. Yeah i was gonna ask if obama killed this thing once already And it's really unpopular with the american left. Why didn't it seem like we were more prepared for this. You know i played a clip In the intro of kenny reacting on the day of biden's inauguration but surely as soon as it became clear he won. This was coming down the pipeline. There was an optimism and almost. I'd say an idealism about how a biden administration might act. People knew well the the history and the baggage that this project had that it was killed by obama when joe biden was the vice president of course and this had become this iconic push for the environmental movement did it it had that totemic status and yet there were people within the canadian government and especially the alberta government who thought they crashed an argument Through which this would work and that had several layers to it one Was the fact that there were many union. Jobs in america And in canada on the go for this there were was going to produce jobs at a time when jobs are scarce and these economies need these construction industrial and infrastructure jobs and they were hoping that would appeal to the lunch bucket. Union leanings of joe biden in his administration. There was also an argument that this was not the same project and the ever loyal sent throughout the same oil sands that they were in twenty fifteen when this project was rejected by obama or before twenty fifty back when there was much less of an issue of oil sands cleaning up their act like there is now out the oil sands have worked their best to lower the carbon intensity and the carbon footprint of their projects and they were going Tc energy the company that was going to build. This pipeline was talking about making their project. Carbon zero carbon neutral net zero through various means the actual pipeline construction itself. Not the oil flowing through it and there was also gonna talk Giving indigenous which oppose this quite often in the states Some equity stake in it so there were various ways. The canadians albertans thought they could thread the needle and make this an appeal peeling project. Make it some kind of package. Deal with other green initiatives that That canada and biden would go through jointly but the legacy of this project the baggage of this project mistakes the politics surrounding this whole saga from obama to trump to biden Made it an easy win for For biden to kill despite all the positives that this project could have given
Biden's Cancellation Of Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline Faces Mixed Reactions
"Now president biden isn't just focusing on the pandemic one of the first things. He did after his inauguration. Yesterday was to cancel a permit to build the keystone excel pipeline that pipeline would transported crude oil from alberta to the texas gulf coast would have entered the us in montana from their yellowstone. Public radio's kayla roche reports on the mixed reaction to the cancellation tribes and environmental groups. Here and in other states the pipeline would have crossed have been fighting the keystone excel pipeline in court for roughly a decade last year in a video by indigenous collective buffalo defense. Roughly ten for pet tribal members protested in northern montana. They lined up with their hands held up fists and repeated a lakota phrase. That's become slogan. For the movement against pipelines like the dakota access pipeline keystone excel. Johnny were drawing. Water is life. The canadian company behind keystone xl tc energy operates a pipeline which spilled thousands of gallons of oil in south dakota and twenty seventeen and in north dakota in nine thousand hundred activists and tribal members say the pipeline endangers water-quality bricks tribal land treaties and pipeline. Construction brings the threat of human trafficking. Biden's decision to revoke a presidential permit. Donald trump granted canadian developer energy in two thousand nineteen puts a heart stop to the billion dollar project. Among those celebrating was fort belknap indian community council president. Andy work a member of the onny tribe. I'm just really happy. I'm really happy. And i'm really thankful in south dakota the rosebud sioux tribal government. Join fort belknap. In suing to stop the pipeline. Rosebud sioux president rodney bordeaux was busy coordinating cove nineteen vaccinations. When he heard biden cancelled. The permit agreed victory. Hopefully that's the end of it but will continue to fight it we're gonna watch it but pipelines supporters are seeing the collapse of ten years of work. Tc energy which declined to comment for the story. Released a statement in anticipation of the permit cancellation yesterday and said it. Suspending further activity on the pipeline county commissioners in rural northeastern montana where agriculture is the dominant industry said they had been looking forward to the tax revenue which the state estimated at sixty three million dollars. A year extremely disappointed mary. Armstrong a commissioner in montana's valley county where very large county with very few people seems like a perfect place in Perfectly compatible with us montana. Republicans strongly criticized by an institution. But keep an excel has also been supported by democrats here. Including former governor steve bullock and senator jon tester yesterday tester said he still supports the development of the pipeline but with conditions he had encouraged the biden administration to meet with supporters and opponents before making a decision while the pipeline from alberta looks dead for now the premier of that province jason kenney yesterday pushed for consequences the canadian province of alberta invest in one point. Five billion dollars in the project in a statement. Yesterday kenny culver biden and prime minister justin trudeau to discuss the decision. However the us government refuses to open the door to a constructive and respectful dialogue about these issues that it is clear that the government of canada impose meaningful trade and economic sanctions to defend our country's vital economic interest canadian prime minister justin trudeau in a statement expressed. Disappointment invite is decision but acknowledged biden's choice to fulfil a promise. He made during his campaign run
"jason kenney" Discussed on The Current
"This must be taken seriously. We are putting our faith in the good judgment about burton's which is why these measures are voluntary right now. No one wants to have a government. Tell us how many people we can have in our homes. We continue to see large private parties. That ignore these recommendations we may have to consider enforcement action. That's how premier jason kenney speaking on the twelfth of november announcing restrictions on some indoor fitness and performance activities and shorter hours for bars. It's the last time that albertsons heard directly from their premier. he's been in isolation after exposure to covid nineteen but a lot has happened since he last spoke to albertsons and the premier is set to finally emerge for a press conference announcing new restrictions. Today the province now has more active covid nineteen cases than any other province or territory in canada with fifteen hundred and forty-nine new cases recorded yesterday alone. Jason kenney has reportedly tested negative for covid nineteen to lanna hargraves and her family were not so lucky her youngest child was infected with covid at school in edmonton now her other children and two lana herself also tested positive in last night. Her husband tested as well to lana. Hello good morning how are you. I'm okay but how are you feeling. I'm doing okay right. now thank you. You have a house of people who have tested positive for covid is everyone okay We are doing okay. Right now The children have mostly recovered. They had a very mild courses of covid nineteen I still have symptoms. You can maybe here in my voice a bit I'm about a a week in And still have symptoms. I don't know what to expect in terms of how long they'll last And we did try to protect my husband More because he's immune compromised and yet he did start showing symptons a few days ago as well and just got his positive result last night in the middle of the night Yeah we're we're in the thick of it right now as this was unfolding. I mean mentioned that your youngest child is infected at school and then it began to spread information. Were you getting from provincial. Health authorities well to be quite honest. We have had no communication from albert health services at all aside from.
As oil and gas declines, where do the workers go?
"Part. Three of our special five part series with the narwhal brings us to sharon riley. She is the l. berta investigative reporter for the narwhal. She's a lifelong alberton and she reports from the oil patch. Hello sharon hydrogen. How are you. I'm doing really well. And i'm excited to get a glimpse of what a really quickly. Changing industry Looks like on the ground. And why don't you just start. Maybe so we have someone to frame this around with telling me a little bit about dust. And taylor who is he and what did he do. It doesn't is one of the people that came across when i started looking into the energy transition in berta and what that really looks like on the ground for workers who are making the leap on their own so dustin was born in nova scotia. His his dad had worked in oil on an offshore oil rig there. He moved when he was a kid and he kind of has what. You would consider a fairly typical story for a lot of oil. Chris in this province but yeah i left left school before graduated and pretty much started working right off the hub and like most people numbered. I ended up in the energy industry working in oil and gas Making decent money. I mean it was pretty easy to find a decent job. He told me that it is first job. He made sixty thousand dollars a year. So i don't know about you. But when i was sixteen i was not making that kind of money. But that's a pretty typical story in alberta when the industry is booming oil and gas industry is booming. There's money to be made and of young people. Young men in particular in this province haven't always seen a reason to you know stick around pursuing education when you could support your family and your lifestyle so immediately right out the gate and what happened to him after he'd been there for a while and from your piece in your reporting i gather. It's not super uncommon these days. Yeah i mean. I think there are lots of reasons. Why an individual worker might decide that they want to shift out of the oil and gas industry their cultural reasons. You know a lot of oil and gas work involves working in a camp means being outta town away from home for at least a ten days if not a couple of weeks at a time. Which if you're if you're having if you have a family means you're away from your family for all that time as well. So what dozen described as a bit of a moral conundrum definitely remember watching the oil spill happen It was plastered all over the news for days. And i kind of watch this giant catastrophe. Just unfold in front of our eyes for days on end. Never really knowing what was going to happen. And it was kind of a heartbreaking moment he just suddenly something clicked in his mind where he decided that no longer could he work in an industry that he thought was detrimental to the planet and to future generations and he said that had a lot to do with him having kids and wondering about the world. They're going to live in and he decided to make a shift. It was a gamble for him. Where did he go well. He part of what does made him decide to make the shift as well as that. He lost his job so he lost his job so he went back to school retrained to be a solar installer in alberta. His story is the successful. He's now gainfully employed as a solar installer and he's completely left his oil and gas lifestyle. He can be home every night that that's not the reality for every worker who who may want to make a transition or have to. Because the job that they've had for many decades has disappeared. He had to do this on his own. You know he didn't have a lot of government support. There's no oil and gas transition worker program in alberta or in canada for that matter and so it's a. It's a financial gamble. It involves a huge lifestyle shift and something he took on his own. Before we talk about you know how the transition is moving along and what's to come. Can you give me a sense of just how prevalent of the oil and gas industry is in alberta. Because for for someone like me who's spends most of his life in ontario it can feel like everyone in alberta works in oil and gas. It can feel like that as well and there's are different stats out there. As to how many people are directly employed in the oil industry cap. Which is the canadian association of petroleum producers. An industry group. They said in two thousand seventeen so it's a couple years old now. There were hundreds of thousands of jobs from oil. And i think they said around three hundred and forty thousand now. Obviously that number has changed a bit since the pandemic kit. Everyone but it does go to show that. That's that's a large number of jobs and those are jobs directly related to oil so that doesn't include all of that hotels and hotel workers restaurant workers people who support the industry And the people who are directly employed in another way of looking at it is Looking at statistics. Canada figures statistics. Canada doesn't directly breakdown oil workers. It lumps them all in sort of what you might call extractive industries so that includes mining of all types oil and gas forestry fishing. And if you look at those numbers. One in every sixteen workers is employed in those extractive industries. So if you're in a room of sixteen people. One person is employed in that extractive industry. That is quite a few right. And where are we right now. I guess as we're talking in the transition towards renewable energy in in canada and around the world just in terms of how much longer that one in sixteen figure is going to be viable for albert. I think that's a million dollar question. We we hear a lot about the energy transition. We we hear from politicians and environmental groups. We've heard it from justin trudeau. We heard it from. Joe biden presidential debate that the us needs to transition away from oil. Even albert premier jason kenney has made reference to the energy transition is going to happen at some point here and just been pretty widely reported and repeated that if we're going to meet canada's climate targets many workers in fossil fuels will need to look for new jobs
"jason kenney" Discussed on Cor's Notes
"And we need to be part of that so when we get costco vid and global energy consumption returns. Airplanes are flying again. They the prices will come back. In fact i think the quite strong because there's there will be a supply shortage with all of the reduction in exploration and production budgets. We need it but the only way we will benefit from that price environment post covid is if we can get our product to market. We know that. And i was not prepared to put all our eggs. In the basket of a justin trudeau owned pipelines. He amac's i thought this was an essential hedge against that political risk. And if frankly if we had not come forward with our one point five billion dollar preferred equity stake accel it would be dead. It would not have moved forward because of the legal political risk associated with the campaign to landlocked alberto. So are we thought it was essential to send a message to get to the interest groups trying to block us. That resistance is futile. That albert is determined to take control of our own destiny. And they will. We will use the faith and credit of the alberta crown to do so and by the way in the long run. That's our advantage. If we got that excel done. It's worth net incremental thirty billion dollars. That's cakes on trudeau and the federal government. I understand a lot of your listeners are frustrated. I keep reading this on facebook. Why doesn't do something but we are. We're keeping our promises. We scrap the carbon tax. We sued justin trudeau on on the constitutionality federal carbon tax. We want an afford a one. Vote on that. On the upper appeal court we assembled a coalition of six other provinces. Who are joining us in this fight. Going to the supreme court of canada we are suing trudeau on the unconstitutionality of set of the bill. C sixty nine pipelines law that will be secure heard oral arguments will be at the alberta appeal court in january. I believe we have sub several provinces that we've got to back us up on that including some first nations. We are suing the federal government over the tanker band see forty eight through first nations through our indigenous legal defense fund. This is a bit of a judo. Move where we have pro defense first nations who wanna stand up for the right to develop their economies and sell resources we have created the alberta parole board. We are creating the chief firearms officer of the fair deal. Panel was because there are a lot of ideas that we did not run on and we needed to get a mandate from albertans to pursue peace police. At all of which together would make it. Make us up much stronger province and we. We are very serious about the possibility of number two police force in an upper pension plan but these are hugely complex policy issues. You can't just flip a switch people say well. Why are you doing a study on the police force because we're talking about a very significant complex change. How would you. how exactly. How long would it take to transition from the rcmp. how would you deal with municipal police forces. what are the fiscal implications. What kind of capital expenditures are required. What would we do about training. I could go through dozens of issues. We have to take our time deliberately to look at those things and corey. You know we have to bring along a majority of albertans on these issues. It can't just be people who are super cranked up and want all of these things done now. I need to be able to persuade majority of outburts that this that all the changes like this are in the net best interest of the province and we have to do our homework. Finally let me make this point. It's critical that we have leverage. We find ways to leverage our have maximum leverage over the federal government..
"jason kenney" Discussed on Cor's Notes
"Barrel Thankfully things have recovered but still not quite at a survival price now bumping around in the high twenty s for for wcs. Here's the point that has taken out a quarter of our government revenues. We have we've seen in evaporation of twenty five percent of alberta government revenues. Put this in perspective going back to say circuit two thousand four when ralph did his famous ralph box limited the debt We were bringing in the prompts bringing that about fifteen billion dollars in oil and gas revenues That went down to about five billion dollars under the mvp in recent years and this year will be lucky to clear one billion dollars in oil and gas revenues. it's virtually evaporated as a revenue source for this problem. And so you're right to raise the issue at the same time corey. I don't look as seem. I hope to start the canadian taxpayers federation. I've been i. I'm a fiscal hawk. And i'm not in public service To run up huge debts the reality is though in this in a downturn of this scale at the imperative has to be economic growth. If we were to deeply cut spending now by the way i mean to get to bounce budget now and the next two or three years is i think virtually impossible would require cutting like forty percent of government spending in the middle of a recession. That is i. I don't even know right-wing wing. Free market fiscally conservative economists. Who would recommend a course of action like that so what we are trying to do and it is challenging to walk and chew gum at the same time on on on this because some people see it as a contradiction but we are trying to continue to drive towards greater efficiency wherever possible to cut the cost curve down to close to other provinces are. That's why you've read stories about public sector wage reductions. It's why moving forward with cacao contracting out of support services in the hospitals and a number of other things we are at the same time having to spend more obviously on healthcare to deal with covert like three quarters of a billion dollars more and and and on economic response we'll why we've increased our infrastructure budget to try to create some construction jobs to make up for all the folks getting laid off in the oilfield so the bottom line is this the only path towards balance lies through job creation and economic growth. We have zero realistic chance of getting our finances under control until we get back to growth. And that's why i prefer us party. Number one's economic growth. The same time finding greater efficiencies but not quotes deep cuts again so cancer limited but as you laid out that the revenue side just due to the nature of our province is very dependent on on conventional oil and gas but that revenue now we still have a lot of potential sitting there but we have a couple of big problems holding back in developing your developing the ones in ottawa..
"jason kenney" Discussed on Cor's Notes
"Of course notes. I'm cory morgan. I had a real rare opportunity to chat with premier jason kenny and we we covered a number of issues. It was way too short. I certainly want daska more. But we had a great conversation talking about well. The ever changing situation with the pandemic and the government's response to it The longer term issue of our budget. And how we're going to deal with the economic followed from this pandemic plus prior to the pandemic and plans going forward as well as Talking about challenges we haven't dealing with ottawa. A new president down the state's potentially and trying to reframe the debate on on our oilfield. It was a fantastic check right..
"jason kenney" Discussed on Front Burner
"I can't help but thinking you know when you bring up moving fast and breaking things that there's this very easy comparison here to make with Kenny's government and Premier Doug Ford in Ontario so he he also made rapid spending cuts after getting elected he fired the Ontario police. Deputy Commissioner Schnur who is awfully critical afford pointing a friend as commissioner and all of this did not go so well for Ford like he ended up getting booed at the Toronto Toronto Raptors Victory Parade. His poll numbers numbers plummeted. So why is Kenny going down. This road is it. Is it different for him. I think Kenny feel something that Doug Ford may not feel release may not have in reality and that are so you know so willing to support the head of the Conservative Party of Alberta Right now the Unite Conservatives That they're gonNA cut him a lot of slack. They caught him a lot of slack in the election. And it seems like they're cutting back on some of the some of the cuts especially because because there's an unique to al burden that you don't have an Ontario is as a certain bloodymindedness a certain willingness among a large segment of the public. That it's time of the the public sector to pay mass layoffs in the private sector in the oil patch. People have been taking a lot of pay cuts. A lot of people are unemployed and meanwhile they see the nurses and teachers and civil servants not being affected having their pay frozen sometimes perhaps increased. Although there there've been pay freezes lately so a lot of people out there say Kenny. It's their turn. It's the public sector is turned to feel the pain that we've been feeling that's a bloody mindedness. Eunice that doesn't exist in Ontario and Jason Kenny's proven much more effective at keeping the focus on the external fo- right on Trudeau on Ottawa. Yeah and the other point if I could add is that keeps my Doug Ford when he came came in really quickly as leader and got elected fast and may have not dot had the competence and the readiness to act as fast as he's been. He was moving. Jason Kenney had been working on this project for about three years before he got elected and is very methodical very experienced in the federal government so he knows how to more effectively. Move Fast and break things. That's a really good point Doug Ford's conservatives have been criticized for just completely bungling the communication strategy and also just like the rollout itself people have described described the atmosphere there is a total mess which is probably very different from Jason Kenzi. No there's not a sloppiness. There's a smooth food confidence centralization in this government is there a point though where this tips for him you know with Doug Ford I seem to maybe a few tipping points out where at first he wasn't apologizing or backtracking and now Gosh is a long list of backtracks that Doug Ford has taken at this. This point Kenny. Hasn't he still moving forward with incredible confidence and decided unapologetic nature. But we'll see this this election. Commissioner thing is is attracting acting a bunch of people to be ticked off or not only ticked off at. What Kenny is doing and there are few other spending scandals that they've had charter airplanes Albert taxpayers ears? We're on the hook for forking out more than sixteen thousand dollars to get a charter plane to fly group of prisoners from the Calgary stampede where the Alberta government was hosting breakfast to Saskatoon where there was a meeting of all of Canada's premiers some lavish trips to Britain by a senior Kenny aid. Recently these are the things things that The Old Albert at Torrey regime was thrown out for people see a return to quote unquote. Tory Lanez. Some people call it here. That could really come to bite right. Kenny there now accusations of corruption with this election commissioner strongman move and. I think that you know you'd imagine the Albert public may only stand so much of this before they say. Hang on a second. This is my stuff we voted for you. This is your with you. On the jobs pipelines Trudeau stuff. But right You know he can only go so far with everything else. Okay Chasing Marcus off. Thank you so much my pleasure.
"jason kenney" Discussed on Front Burner
"Hey you mentioned before that this government is moving fast and breaking things on a couple of different fronts. And so what are they doing. They introduced their budget a few days after the election late in with cuts and things they want to change right I know he's wiped out like two thousand public sector jobs right over over the next five five years something like that government Alberta jobs public sector it could be much larger. They're cutting post secondary education by a whole lot. They've cut funding for school boards. Words are who are trying to keep up with still rapid enrollment growth and you mentioned before he's also socially conservative although I remember when he was campaigning he promised to bring in legislation on abortion. But I understand there's now some legislation that kind of skirts around I promise now right. There is a private member's bill by a former Federal Kenny. The aid not Bill Kenny's himself but one that he may well agree with. We don't know yet that gives a whole bunch of safeguards to quote unquote conscience rights for physicians. It's basically protecting them from having to conduct services or a for for services they don't agree with such as emotion contraception medically assisted dying perhaps Some services for transgender individuals. The bill was introduced by Dan. Williams and elected Mla with Alberta is United Conservative Party he says existing protections that give medical professionals the right to opt out of services. They don't believe in. Don't go far enough. Because healthcare providers are required wired to make referrals. These are very controversial bills. I curious to get your perspective on how Albertans are reacting to this. Because you know the bottom line of Kennedy's campaign wasn't any of this right. It was jobs pipelines the economy. So is that what Alberta is getting here with these measures no but I think there's still a lot of goodwill toward Kenyan lot of relief that Rachel Notley who was not popular was gone. And we have somebody who is fighting. I'm for jobs. Biting more aggressively for Pipelines You know punching as much as they can toward Ottawa. A lot of what Jason Kenney seems to be banking on is what he was banking. On in the election that kamikaze matter there was an rcmp. Investigation to Kenny's own campaign during DEA during the election and when I would ask conservatives. How they're sweating this? They said it's fine people. Don't care people all about is jobs pipeline and and Trudeau and we're going to focus focus on those issues and people won't mind the other things that come up the other Barbs attacks on his social conservatism. Can you will get reelected. We'll forget all about this and Info wife will get on under. The EP. Couldn't have survived another four years. We're in trouble now. I'm hoping he's going to bring the jobs back or willing to overlook all the rest of it and what is the status of that investigation. Now that is not being touched by the Election Commission matter. That is into voter fraud issues. which seemed to be out of the purview? or at least Above the purview. At this point of the election commissioner there be investigated by the RCMP. And now there is an out of province prosecutor later Handling this file. So it's out of the government's hands.
"jason kenney" Discussed on Front Burner
"Jason Hello Hello thanks for coming back. I feel like we just got to talk to you so lucky. F How burqas getting busy in the news for whatever reason lately. Oh Oh you guys are in high demand so look this. Bill isn't law yet. It's been passed but It has to get royal. Assent as I understand it. But if if it does get royal assent Lauren. Gibson's job as Alberta's election commissioner disappears and so can you tell me exactly what Gibson was investigating gating. Sure so Gibson was actually a fairly new had a new job elections commissioner. It used to be election. Alberta was investigating wrongdoing undoing under the Elections Act and Alberto but was not very effective very few powers very little activity DP created this a bigger office independent dependent office and appointed somebody who was a former elections Alberta chief electoral officer which who'd been fired by the government so there was already bad led to start with but here comes in learn Gibson and he's very dog it. He was finding a lot of people for excessive over the CAP contributions I was racking up tens of thousands of dollars in fines to both sides and use EP but one of the big things he was doing and living two hundred thousand dollars of fines lines was against one of Kenny's leadership rivals in the two thousand seventeen United Conservative leadership race Jeff Calloway who had concocted. It seems some very shady scheme regarding the financing of his campaign basically using Straw donors excessive corporate donations which are banned it like essentially this corporation was donating to his campaign through individuals. But the money wasn't actually coming from them. That's right one. Big Donor. Cut a sixty thousand dollar corporate for check and it and that money was divided up to make it look legal and Calloway's also known as the kamikaze candidate right. This is something that we've covered on this podcast before. That's the thing if you if you'd seen the talking to you over the air you would have seen US money. Talk about him. As a rival there was always allegations and suspicion. That case in Kenny's team was putting him up just to undercut on. Well rose leader Brian Gene and sure enough right before the general election started. The media got a hold trove of documents confirming their emails emails between the campaigns confirming when he would resign how to act sharing means a cache of documents leaked to the show senior. Kenny campaign staffers. I routinely contacted calloway staffers. They offered strategic directive speeches and opposition research for callaway to attack. Brian Gene. All all the while Calloway plan to drop out of the race and throw his support behind Kenny. But there have been denials right from Jason Kenny. And certainly calloway about this. They say were just talking about this. We're just having discussions campaigns discuss policy and strategy among each other you know as friendly rivals in the past. They don't don't acknowledged that this was a sham candidate But it's not what the Ethics Commissioner was investigating and we should be clear that Jason Kenny's party has not been implicated into into this whole financial investigation. Right that's right. It's just a callaway campaigners. There was stuff that Jason Kenney leadership campaign was doing like soliciting certain types types of donations. That is being investigated by the elections. Commissioner or at least has been until dot dot dot. Okay so you know I think that the segues pretty well into my next question question. Of course Kenny win. Won The premiership with a very strong majority in Alberta he brags about it. That was a really tough campaign. But I was gratified. We ended up with the thirty five percent of the popular vote. The largest number of votes ever cast for Party now Berta electoral history the highest popular vote in in a couple of decades at least and now the UCLA has three quarters of the seat so they pushed this bill through bill. Twenty two like. Why do they want to do that? Well there's the defacto reason and the official official reason the de facto reason is they don't like this ethics commissioner. They love to sideline him and with this majority they can do this in within an omnibus. I'm the boss Bill. One hundred and seventy two page bill. that they introduced on Monday and have passed on Thursday. Well that is quick. That is quick the only time you normally see them do that is for emergency legislation to say for us. You know striking rail workers postal workers back to the job. It's unusual to see especially an omnibus complex bill with that does many other things pushed through the legislature before it can be really get much public. Scrutiny he is astonishing. Why is Jason Kenney saying they WANNA get rid of this position they WANNA get rid of this guy? It's worth noting. This conveniently happened on a week. Where Jason Kenney was actually out of the country he's in Houston Texas on a trade mission but this is a government bill so his prints are all over this? The the official reason is that this is part of deficit reduction in good proper management other provinces. And this is true. Don't have an independent body as elections commissioner. That's is an an organization. Within their own elections branch like elections Newfoundland et CETERA. And the other point is that this could save money. This will say two hundred thousand dollars a year ear. Jason Kenny and talk with us before is aggressively trying to curb. Alberta's deficit okay. He's positioning this as a cost. Saving Measure Asia. I if this bill gets Royal Gibson loses his job is there a scenario in which he could continue the investigations that he's been doing. That's the other argument that the Kenny Conservatives are making this doesn't actually necessarily kill investigations or killing investigative function it will now fold into the Election Alberta Office. They say that the electoral officer could still higher back. Mr Gibson to to do this job doesn't necessarily kill the investigations. The House Speaker. This is a prime example of the official opposition. overplaying their hand yet again. Nobody has fired a law enforcement agency Mr Speaker that is completely completely and utterly ridiculous The election Mr Office in position remains Just now consolidated within the recommendation of the current Chief Election Commissioner election commissioners the province of Berta to another province consolidates the process save taxpayers upwards of a million dollars Mr Speaker it protects all current turn investigations investigations activities that their argument. That maybe he won't know he might not. This sends a clear message to any officer officer legislature. That this use EP majority is watching you and you may not have your dog much longer. If you're pursuing things pushing the envelope to aggressively over the reality is that under a new management. The process is very likely to change in the same way that had donald trump had the Chutzpah to a fire. Fire Robert Mueller. The Special Prosecutor Special Prosecution and that report still would have been investigated and still would have been pursued but with a different leader. You get a different approach. Maybe this wouldn't be deemed as a priority like it is. It's a very unusual rather contemptuous frankly of the notion of accountability within a democracy. But Jason Kenney feels he can get away with this. Do you think Jason Kenney knows what he's doing here that the optics. This could be quite bad again again. This is his risk calculation that he knows the optics about. He's a guy who's very aware of optics. Gosh he's somebody who bombed around the province for three years in a blue blue pickup truck and anybody who knows anything about him from. Ottawa knows that that is not his inherent style but he knows the positives of good image. He knows that this is burning political the capital that this will not be a popular thing. This will be something that is harsher receive certainly by critics perhaps by some soft Tory supporters. But he thinks he has so much goodwill he can burn through this let. Let's talk about the opposition here critics of the Bill Rachel Notley as we heard at the beginning of the show. She is furious about this. Hey she is going all all out on this and they've been hitting the panic button on a few measures measures that Jason Kenney is doing as he moves fast and break things but this is perhaps the most urgent they've they've They've reacted and what are they doing to try and thwart this she. She held that stunt of being thrown out of the legislature. They they've written to the Ethics Commissioner Detroit flags some of the conflict of interest. Well maybe they could delay this bill. The Ethics Commissioner wrote back and said that's not something I'm normally do. She even went to the step as far as writing to the left handed governor who would provide royal assent urging lefthanded governor not to sign this. Bill we've not heard anything back yet I I would be happy to meet with her to discuss it more detail. But we'd made our cases as respectfully as as we can gots not the way government works that's a bit Kuku the royal delegate. The Queen's representative is not offer her own opinion of the and the quality of a bill. If our democracy were otherwise wouldn't have much of a democracy that that was a real a real blind lob pass from this from the opposition to call it a hail. Mary may confer Religious Dignity Fair.
"jason kenney" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Jason kenney says he is ready for a fight with the neighbor they not a conservative party leader as promised that his first act upon being sworn in as alberta's premier will be to enact legislation allowing him to quote current offbeat taps on oil and gasoline going to british columbia the law is meant to pressure bc's ndp government to reverse its opposition of pipelines pumping benjamin from oil sands in alberta to the british columbia coast v ndp however does not have a majority it is holding onto power with the help of the greens andrew weaver is bbc green party leader we reached him in victoria this you either a jason kenny has made it clear that he's going after he perceived enemies of alberta i you know i'm very proud canadian and i'm sure that lots of the bluster that we heard and the campaign will have to temper as he recognizes that as a pre mir you have to do things within canadian along and people expected the governor of bluster but he certainly doesn't mean do you put in elbows down or the dukes down i mean he has said clearly that he he's willing to talk he's willing to hear out those other parties it's like nbc that in the end if they get in the way i would alberta needs to do it's gonna be ugly well be the issue is this british columbia's taking the very reasonable position that we believe that diluted bitch amend the substance that frankly nobody needs is something that we would rather not have in are pipelines and on art ocean because it'd be potential issue with respect to clean up when when lookers and so you know a lot of the bluster would go away if alberto and and canada were honest to people here in in in our country any on a statement is that some of the most expensive oil in the world is indeed albert oils towns the reason why kingdom oregon divested itself because the market for such heavy oil is is is tight end and and how we know the companies like shell have moved away or are moving away from the central in fact all in general okay in the meantime whatever else is is coming down that pipe he has threatening to turn off the top of oil tier province to turn off the fuel to british columbia if you get in the way what do you say that well again it's more bluster and i guess it serves his him well is he's trying to show how scotty is a leader on a camping last year it's legislation legislation that was passed by rachel nightly ndp and now it's something that he might enact so it's not i i think it's gonna be on the bus traffic not too bluster if mr kennedy will do that he would open the people of alberto to the mother of all liability a class action in front of the problems but it's gonna be quite clear constitutionally you can't do that and and it's even more so is that pipe not only comes to a british columbia but they're also feeds the washington state refineries i would suspect that nafta and the requirements of continuing energy exports i would have something to say i suspect the oil companies would have something to say i'm back in the day alberta had a had a plan used a wealth of today to position himself for tomorrow that was through the created creation of upper the heritage fun much like norway has done and the goal at the at the time was to recognize that we shouldn't spend everything now but we should position for tomorrow unfortunately government the government about birds have squandered away the resources and the wealth and now they're looking for for others to who are moving away to somehow sacrifice their principles and values because of what i would argue is irresponsible fiscal management company an irresponsible a resource okay but i think we know that the whole point is trying to get their product to market and just i i think this is what rachel not they said to british columbia basin kenny saying the same thing that they elbert economy is in trouble there are they the loss of jobs is kita that end they need british columbia helping the british columbia's thriving economy is booming people employed they're not employed now burger and they're saying hey british columbia help us out help us get are product to market so that we can be have add the strong economy i think that's not the strongest economy in the country it's because we diversify its because we haven't gone all in into one sector is because we recognize and it has been the bc being agenda through clean bc the the the the foundation nation of any strong vibrant ten sustainable economy is innovation and you want to nurture that when you go all in into one sector and uses you argue that that one sector is be only engine failure economy you end up with rhetoric like were seeing boom and bust cycles like coursey and to all the criticism that people could he make sure not least she did take steps to diversify albert economy economy is on the rise i would suggest to albert that in fact it behooves them now to position themselves for tomorrow not by tripling down on the economy the last century but by recognizing that we do need we do need oil there's no doubt about where the growth is is through innovation if the value added where's the petrochemical industry upgrade upgrading the refining those other products we you know if there was such a massive market for albert oil why is it we only had four comfortable for tankers into the western criminal to take wb pitchman offshore whether they areas that mr kenny's going after is that he believes that there are foreign and funded environmentalists who are obstructing their growth in their their their their oil and he has named them as you know in the davison sukey foundation leave now implying that there might be an american conspiracy to keep alberta's well landlocked he has put together a committee that supposed to be looking at that's how how serious this sounds very trumpy in doesn't it and in fact that that that is a a you know if there's nothing like a good foreign conspiracy theory to deflect away from the troubles in the realities in your own backyard so you know i would be nice to see those wandering donors going up and down the streets in british columbia fact is it's just a good old conspiracy theory that kind of deflects away away from the real issues at hand she saying there is no you as money there is no there no there's no american funds have gone into effect just stopped alberta oils hanson developing obviously they're donors all over the place who give to all sorts of people i'm far more concerned concerned about a b foreign money that's on me oils and i'll tell you this as a legislator nbc news casey not denying that there are foreign finds it go into the environment i don't know where every dollar comes from in the world what i'm saying is as a legislator later in the dc legislation i get lobby all the time i would be far more concerned about the amount of money effort lobbing coming promoting national oil company in canada which i have no base here then i would have a few ragtag environmental organizations i look at are parties success in the province of british columbia frankly it's been despite organizations like elite now and others who very much like to choose winners and losers in any riding and i can tell you when there's always worried about votes but narrative they basically go on until what about preeti be alright late at msg wherever thank you pleasure thank you andrew weavers the leader of the british columbia green party we reached him in victoria international along.
"jason kenney" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Albert premier Rachel. Not least says in order to get oil prices back up. Production has to slow down yesterday with more pipeline capacity far in the distance and supplies of cheap oil piling up MS Notley announced a mandatory eight point seven percent cut in the amount of oil. The province is pumping out. Here is the premier speaking during a cabinet meeting today. We are in a crisis the crisis that is not of our making. But it is up to us to fix people are frustrated that failure after failure of successive federal governments to get pipelines. Have put us into this position. This is a time for unity and for resolve. I specially want to stress this to Ottawa. We need them to toss the half-hearted statements away. We don't actually need Ottawa sympathy, we need Ottawa's full attention. We need them to step up and help us. Bringing an end to this crisis Berta premier Rachel Notley explaining her decision to cut oil production in an attempt to bring up oil prices. Jason Kenney is the leader of the province's opposition the United conservative party, we reach mister Kenny in Edmonton this to Kenny you have called for an even larger mandatory oil production cut than the end EP. We are we living in strange times when conservative party calls for government intervention in the marketplace. Well, we are although the power to for the government to limit production is existed Alberda since the oil industry began in the late forties. It was used for most of our history by Social Credit and PC governments. And really weren't. An extraordinary moment right now, we're giving oil away it costs more to produce ship it than it's worth in. Most of our energy companies are burning cash the can't require if we don't start to.
"jason kenney" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist
"He grew up in the Netherlands under Nazi control, his family hid, two families of Jews a military deserter and helped down British pilot get back to the allied forces. Okay. I can see how this is tricky. But he is the Wisconsin evangelical church of Christ slash Christian churches leader. Okay. Let's tricky. He built a house for himself from the ground up at the age of seventy feel like neutral, and to wrap it all up when Brian came out as trans. He wrote him a letter saying he was unchristian and unloving. All right. Okay. So you know, what the when I think about this. This is easier that I'm making it sound because his Finley help Jews in pilots shit. No about the grid himself makes that kind of elderly asshole who hops right up in front of everybody on public transit like he's going to be the first one out of the fucking plane grant, but get the fuck out of my way, while we're getting off the plane. I don't give a shit. How many Jews you saved in a war at a cigarette and six hours, and you got to artificial hips made a Faberge fucking and get out when you get out. It's not like you're gonna get out soon walking as sit on the fucking plane until the young people are going and think about how nice it is to live in a time where we don't just makes stew out of the people too old to join in the hunt. Also, I'm pretty sure that the guy writing the use suck for being trans letter is the one who's unloving. I'm not an expert in that field. Fuck you. And by the way, people like you is how we're going to get conservatives on board with the ObamaCare, death panels. It's going to be. Refugees. Yeah. You look like pepperidge farm remembers segregating. All right, Noah special request here from April who is our favorite listener. Iro? We're not supposed to say that heath. But yes, it's true. Yeah. I, bro. Okay. Well, apparently her boss has been giving her some trouble. So. Muck and kill him his family. I will fuck the is out of his skull. Maybe maybe too far maybe too far the is back into his skull. It's not not the issue about where the is would go and you're. Actually, I think she just wants us to roast him like normal about. Okay. Okay. All right thing. You look like rob corey's mugshot and you put the creepy unsolicited workplace massage back in creepy unsolicited workplace. Misogynist. You look at your noble themed Chia pet. Look a blind for your old car, Jack Leonard face a rotting peach with an old. Looks like someone is staging rabbit proof fence in his hairline and don't don't. To Tina medium amount in out. That was the problem. It was it was the amount you hit this. This nail. All right. So we also had a bunch of folks with political figures who needed roasting, obviously, given the timing. So fellas I'm going to challenge you to deliver the following roasts as a political slogan. Tom you're up first Lucas would like us to roast leader of the conservative party now Berta Jason Kenney. All right about Jason Kenny, look Ma no neck. Jason Kenney the milk to your or Jason Kenney still working out the kinks. All right. See so Ben with like, a roast Jacob rees-mogg Jacob rees-mogg when I die, and you go into my house, you're gonna find a body pillow the shape of the EU with a whole fucked in it. All right ally. And heath, Don, Austen, and Laurie and Noah have all requested Brian Kemp. Signed up from donation back in twenty sixteen and continues to give so make it three times. Good. Okay. Brian kemp. The politician version of a kid who calls the cops during a snowball fight. Brian Kemp looks like every creepy dad trying to put his hand on the waitresses back while he orders food..
"jason kenney" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Justin to was celebrating him as the conservative who gets it, and then you've got Berta where Jason Kenney could take over next. So that's not just a few premiers more than half the Canadian population. Again, I'm Jason Kenney has to be careful not to assume the job premium until he wins it in elections Mr. Pallister again, that would be a good question for Mr. Palestine because he decides to change his plan or withdraw plan that he had shared with us that included putting a price on pollution. If he then decides to sort of flip flop or change his approach, I don't think that Manitobans who have seen firsthand. Also, the very real effects of climate change in previous years should should necessarily think that that constitutes the best plan. We, we talked a few minutes earlier about a price on pollution and making polluters pay is one of the most significant ineffective elements. It's by no means the only element and we have in a climate plan with a number of provinces, the whole. Series of other measures which are also part of reducing our emissions, but we were disappointed that premier Pallister decided to change his mind. It isn't your job to keep these people on side. My job is to work with these people in a constructive way and just because premier Pallister and I may disagree in terms of what's the most effective climate action plan. We appreciate premier Pallister's national leadership on the issue of removing trade barriers between provinces and territories. So we can still work very constructively with premium Pallister and frankly, his leadership's important on that issue which is also important for the Canadian economy like dealing with climate change. I appreciate coming on the show. Have a great evening by Dominic LeBlanc is the federal and intergovernmental affairs minister. We reached him in onto..
"jason kenney" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"We asked jason kenney for an interview but we were told he was not available the family of solomon security has been waiting for answers for nearly a year now on friday the finally received one by email it was not the one they saw its or expect it no criminal charges will be laid in connection with mr fist securities death solomon for curie died last december while being held at the central east correctional center in lindsay ontario he's been there for eleven days after being charged with assault aggravated assault and uttering threats the thirty year old was suffering from schizophrenia and was undergoing a mental health assessment the coroner's report concluded mr for curie suffered from a number of injuries caused by blunt force trauma after an altercation with prison guards at lasted for hours today solomon's carries brother yosef told matt galloway host of cbc toronto's metro morning how he reacted to the news my heart sank a question of why how um shut lewis anger uh just uh astonishment however mentally ill person could defeating dash by guards and now we're told by the authorities got low charges will be laid against those individuals that took his life i made a decision that dot time to call my two brothers and we'll shortly after we made a decision together breaking news and personal so apparent injustice what was like to do that to tell your parents and your sister what was up what was extremely heart was disturbing was difficult um you know it's hard not to lose your sibling but it's it's it's another level of tragedy when you lose your son a a my mother a save spoke with her i could not look it in the ice and tell her what house she's target interiors of she told me to everybody.
"jason kenney" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Mr the tajik have you call jason kenney yet to offer your congratulations no and i don't anticipate christmas cards either get we'll get to why you don't anticipate christmas guides and why you haven't called in this the second but why do you think he won this leadership so handily well mr kenny you ought to be congratulated you know whether i agree or disagree with this all if you platform got your elephant y for two reasons number one very she is a good campaigner and he had the entire federal conservatives uh team the campaign on his behalf key how the entire wild rose team campaigning on his behalf and i would say forty to fifty percent over the pc party picking of all he was a wellfunded he had political action committees pack raising a lot of money not only in alberto but even outside of alberto but all these things that did you saying is that he had the support he had the money but it was a remarkable thing to accomplish wasn't it i mean denied the right to the dead to bring the two parties together the yolk together and and so no matter what he had going for him because that is where it we're we're in that campaign for why do you think he was the one who did it well he it was he was the only woke really tried it could begin with but it's not kapika away from mixture kenny he is a very strong persuasive campaigner uh but also in what was filling is ceo shopped with the wind blowing against ndp are recur in government team managed to garner the anger against the ndp government in roddick campaign totally devoid of any platform he's only plank was let's get rid of ndp i know i know you and mr kenny have had your differences you're not exactly best friends and that he had to apologise on one occasion for calling you a complete a whole.