Alberta premier deflects questions about latest 'war room' gaffes - 2020-02-15
Premier Jason Kenney refused Friday to evaluate the performance of the beleaguered Canadian Energy Centre, despite a series of social media blunders targeting the New York Times that prompted an apology from its managing director.
At a news conference, Kenney was asked about the gaffes, the latest in a series of embarrassing missteps taken by the CEC since its December 2019 launch.
"I'm not going to assess something that's brand new," Kenney told reporters. "They've basically been getting set up in the past couple of months, getting staffed up, doing their research, preparing their marketing plans, engaging vendors to launch major marketing programs.