Kenney has so much invested in making Ottawa the enemy that he cannot afford to make it a friend - 2019-11-27
"The premier's right that there are challenges in the relationship," said Freeland in what must be the political understatement of the year. "I am here to look for common ground."
They will not find common ground. Oh, they will find areas they can agree on such as the need for energy pipelines. Ottawa might send money Alberta's way to help clean up orphaned oil wells. Ottawa might even send more money to Alberta under the federal Fiscal Stabilization Fund that was designed to help provinces deal with a sudden drop in revenue.
But there is no common ground between Alberta and Ottawa because there is no common ground between Kenney and Prime Minister Trudeau. The ground between them is riddled with political fault lines and bone-shaking earthquakes, most of them generated by Kenney.