OPINION | Kenney and Notley put down the knives to briefly pat each other on the back

It’s not as if they embraced and agreed to form a coalition government. 

But on Wednesday afternoon, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Opposition leader Rachel Notley did give each other a verbal hug.

It wasn’t the end of political hostilities but it was reassuring to see the two combatants — who have not downed weapons during the COVID-19 pandemic — give each other a standing ovation in the legislative assembly.

The armistice came after Kenney presented an economic relief package to help Albertans hard hit by the rapidly advancing public health emergency.