An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
AS EXPECTED, Albertans elected a new government Tuesday, sending the NDP and Rachel Notley packing after just one term.
In their place come Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party.
Kenney has made it clear he’s even less a friend to B.C. than Notley was.
He’s vowed to “turn off the taps” on Alberta oil to B.C. in revenge for John Horgan’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline, driving up prices at the pump in this province.
Just how Kenney thinks punishing B.C. will hasten the Trans Mountain expansion is no more clear than his plan for Alberta’s economy.
There certainly weren’t any clues in his victory speech, in which he declared war on Justin Trudeau, environmentalists and “foreign funded special interests.”
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.