Jason Kenney and Alberta's environment minister will not attend climate rallies - 2019-09-27
The rallies are in conjunction with several held around the world and across Canadian cities, where thousands have taken to the streets to demand bolder action on climate change, which they say is urgently needed to save the planet.
Kenney said he will not be attending the rallies in Edmonton or Calgary, and will instead be at an event in Acheson, Alta., on Friday afternoon. His press secretary, Christine Myatt, said the event is "personal." Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon has also chosen not to attend the rallies, according to his spokesperson, Jess Sinclair. Nixon, Sinclair said, will instead be in committee meetings.
When the United Conservative government was sworn in this past spring, Nixon said the Alberta government "is not in crisis mode" when it comes to climate change.