May 19, 2024
Justin Trudeau and Jason Kenney, no one would call them BFFs.
“I know Justin,” Kenney said in May of last year. “He doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. This guy is an empty trust-fund millionaire who has the political depth of a finger bowl.”
“I know Justin,” Kenney said in May of last year. “He doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. This guy is an empty trust-fund millionaire who has the political depth of a finger bowl.”

Throughout his election campaign to become premier of Alberta, United Conservative leader Jason Kenney used Justin Trudeau at virtually every husting he visited to literally sneer at the mere mention of his name.

The prime minister was Kenney’s trump card.

Every time Kenney sneered, he was also sneering at then NDP Premier Rachel Notley because he rarely mentioned Notley without mentioning Trudeau in the same breath, their association reflected in a recent poll that showed 50% of Albertans so incensed they want no more part of Confederation.

Secession, to them, would be better than the Trudeau-Notley millstone dragging them to the economic bottom through their lack of caring, and then capping it off with a carbon tax.

On Thursday, Kenney came to the city Albertans have grown to hate — the nation’s capital — and met with Justin Trudeau, the prime minister Albertans despise close to the level the previous generation despised his father.

Kenney shares that sentiment without reservation.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, of course, had brought in the National Energy Program that cost Alberta’s economy upwards of $100 billion in deflected revenues, and enraged Albertans so much that they began churning out hard-edged bumper stickers, now collector items, that read: “Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.”

It’s only funny until it happens again.

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