Jason Kenney battles carbon tax, as his 'war room' tussles with local journalist - 2019-12-17
The linked weekend revelations that the NDP's carbon tax had no meaningful negative impact on Alberta's economy and that 40 per cent of Albertans received carbon-tax rebates larger than the tax they paid were ill-timed from the current government's perspective.
After all, the CBC's report on December 14 of what the Alberta government's own officials had to say about the carbon levy was published at almost the same moment as Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer was touting the government's constitutional challenge of the federal backstop carbon tax that was put into place when the UCP kept its campaign promise and pulled the plug on Alberta's consumer carbon tax.
How did the national broadcaster find out? Its reporters simply read the province's filings in the case Schweitzer was bragging about.