Hoping to regain lost popularity, Kenney pitches a summer reset

When Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveiled a giant “Open for Summer July 1” sign at an outdoor news conference in Edmonton last week, he could barely contain his excitement.

“We did it!” he declared as the province hit its goal of getting the first dose of COVID vaccines into 70 per cent of Albertans. “You did it,” Kenney added, giving Albertans a virtual pat on the back.