Turned to Stone: How Quickly Jason Kenney Betrayed Rural Albertans - 2020-01-28
Rural Alberta belongs to Premier Jason Kenney, or at least according to the results of the last election. His United Conservative Party won every single seat in communities smaller than Lethbridge when they swept to power last April. Kenney helped accomplish this by carefully crafting his public persona as a pickup-driving regular guy, battling the Ottawa elite on behalf of everyday Albertans.
But actions speak louder than words, and rural Albertans have good reason to question who exactly their pugnacious premier is really fighting for.
Last week Kenney told towns they may have to eat $173 million in unpaid taxes from oil and gas companies — an amount doubled since last year — because they can't expect to get "money from a stone."