What Jason Kenney’s election in Alberta means for Justin Trudeau – by John Ivison (National Post – April 18, 2019)

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I don’t think he [Trudeau] has the foggiest idea what’s
going on,” Kenney told a reporter in one particularly caustic
put-down. “This guy is an empty trust-fund millionaire who
has the political depth of a finger-bowl.”

Jason Kenney saved his vitriolic interventions in the Alberta election campaign for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rather than his opponent, NDP Premier Rachel Notley.

This made sense — political attacks rarely work when the target is more popular than source and many voters held Notley in greater esteem than Kenney.

But there was an edge to the United Conservative Party leader’s attacks on Trudeau that went beyond campaign strategy. The Liberal leader was citizenship and immigration critic while Kenney was the minister for the file in his early days in Stephen Harper’s government, and it would be fair to say Alberta’s premier-designate didn’t hold his counterpart in high regard.

“The guy was my critic in opposition for three years. I don’t think he has the foggiest idea what’s going on,” Kenney told a reporter in one particularly caustic put-down. “This guy is an empty trust-fund millionaire who has the political depth of a finger-bowl.”

For all Trudeau’s Rotarian optimism about working together to “address issues of importance to Albertans and all Canadians,” including “taking decisive action on climate change, while getting our natural resources to market,” it promises to be a testing time for the loose confederation of warring tribes that we call Canada.

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