Jason Kenney thinks the future of conservatism isn't just about 'laissez-faire' capitalism - 2019-12-10

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F49.png Jason Kenney thinks the future of conservatism isn't just about 'laissez-faire' capitalism December 10, 2019, Stuart Thomson, National Post

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney believes the future of conservatism lies in parties like Canada's Tories moving away from promoting laissez-faire capitalism and instead embracing the growing "reform conservatism" movement in the U.S., which sees a role for government in addressing the challenges of people who have failed to get ahead even as the economy grows.

Kenney said he is following closely the American discussion about reform conservatism, a movement that questions the notion that a growing economy benefits everyone and which dismisses the idea that the market is always right.

"It's a conservatism focused on social mobility and not just simply laissez-faire liberalism or even neo-liberalism but one that understands that the state can sometimes use market mechanisms to help lift up people who have barriers to upward social mobility," said Kenney, in an interview with the National Post on Monday.

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