Can Jason Kenney survive politically ? That’s the question facing Alberta’s premier as he refuses to take responsibility for allowing a disastrous fourth wave of the pandemic to overtake the province’s health-care system.
OK, now what? Now that Premier Jason Kenney has poked his head over the ramparts via a Facebook live appearance Wednesday night, what will he do about the worrying fourth wave of COVID?
You know the Alberta government is in an awkward spot when cabinet ministers attend a news conference to sheepishly announce what they won’t be doing. On Thursday, we had Finance Minister Travis Toews explaining why he won’t be holding a referendum this October on setting up an Alberta pension plan and Justice Minister Kaycee Madu explaining why he won’t be…
We were expecting a cabinet shuffle. Just not this particular shuffle.
Kenney’s target audience these days is Albertans, not the prime minister. Kenney is desperate to reconnect with voters, particularly Conservatives in Calgary and rural Alberta who have soured on him in the past 18 months. He’s trying to convince them that everything is fine, that Alberta is now enjoying its “Best Summer Ever.”