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