May 19, 2024
Chrystia Freeland, Jason Kenney meet in Alberta ‘to look for common ground’
The polite warmth between Freeland and Kenney stood in stark contrast to the passionate bombast that has marked many of Kenney’s attacks recently.
The polite warmth between Freeland and Kenney stood in stark contrast to the passionate bombast that has marked many of Kenney’s attacks recently.

EDMONTON — The Alberta government received its second overture in as many weeks from the federal Liberals as Chrystia Freeland visited Edmonton on Monday and spoke with Premier Jason Kenney, seeking, they both said, “common ground” on issues facing the Alberta-Ottawa relationship.

The two played nice in a quick statement and photo op, with Kenney warmly welcoming Freeland to Alberta and congratulating her on her appointment as intergovernmental affairs minister and deputy prime minister. Neither took media questions before heading behind closed doors.

“Chrystia’s originally an Alberta girl, and while she represents Toronto now, she understands the whole country,” Kenney said. “We’re looking forward to having a productive conversation today about how we can find common ground.”

The meeting came as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to recall Parliament in nine days to govern with a minority parliament, and after months upon months of Kenney and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe making whipping boys of the federal government.

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