Top Kenney economic advisor trivializes Nova Scotia mass killings, downplays threat of COVID-19 - 2020-04-28

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F84.png Top Kenney economic advisor trivializes Nova Scotia mass killings, downplays threat of COVID-19 April 28, 2020, Kian Malekanian, North99

Jack Mintz, a close economic advisor to Jason Kenney, is taking heat for insensitive comments he made regarding the recent Nova Scotia mass shootings.

In a now-deleted social media posting, Mintz trivialized what is likely the deadliest mass killing in Canada's history and downplayed the threat of COVID-19. Mintz notes how it is interesting that the "rampage started with attendance at a party." The economist jokingly notes "So much for social distancing?"

Jason Kenney named Mintz as a member of his Economic Recovery Council, tasked with guiding Alberta through the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kenney government's corporate tax cut policy was also based off the economist's work. Mintz also sits on the board of Imperial Oil and is a frequent contributor to Postmedia and the Fraser Institute.

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{{cite news | first = Kian | last = Malekanian | title = Top Kenney economic advisor trivializes Nova Scotia mass killings, downplays threat of COVID-19 | url = https://north99.org/2020/04/28/top-kenney-economic-advisor-trivializes-nova-scotia-mass-killings-downplays-threat-of-covid-19/ | work = North99 | date = April 28, 2020 | accessdate = April 29, 2020 }}