The B.C. premier said Wednesday morning talks with Alberta’s premier-elect on ‘challenges’ between the two provinces are coming in the days ahead.
In a statement, John Horgan said he called Jason Kenney to congratulate him this morning on his Alberta election victory, and their brief conversation was “constructive and focused on issues that matter to both Alberta and British Columbia.”
Horgan added in a statement, “I look forward to further conversations and working together in the interests of both of our provinces.”
Kenney led the United Conservatives to a majority victory over the NDP, making Rachel Notley a one-term premier Tuesday night.
A former federal Conservative cabinet minister under Stephen Harper, Kenney promised to wage war on all who oppose Alberta’s oil and gas industry and fight back against foreign-funded interests who want to land-lock Alberta’s oil.
Congratulations to UCP Leader Jason Kenney on his election by the people of Alberta. I look forward to working together in the interests of both of our provinces.
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) April 17, 2019
Thank you #Alberta!
We Albertans are proud Canadians and tonight we have elected a government that will stand up for our fair deal in confederation. #abvote pic.twitter.com/RylmCAAn7s
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) April 17, 2019
Kenney says on his first day as premier, he will proclaim a law that will reduce oil flows to B.C. in retaliation for its opposition to the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he still opposes a new pipeline carrying oil from Western Canada through the province.
He included that message in congratulating Kenney on winning the Alberta election.
Legault says all parties in Quebec’s legislature oppose any new oil pipelines but they are open to a proposed natural gas pipeline coming from Alberta.
Kenney also vowed to kill Alberta’s carbon tax, fight the federal carbon tax in court, and work to turf Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from office in this October’s federal election.
Trudeau offered his congratulations to Kenney, and in a tweet said he looked forward to working together to create jobs and tackle issues that matter to Albertans, and Canadians.
Alberta has chosen a new government, and I congratulate @jkenney on his election as Premier-designate. I’m looking forward to working together to create jobs & tackle the issues that matter most to Albertans – and all Canadians. https://t.co/pMwhH4ybHS
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 17, 2019