Jason Kenney's blue wave puts a stop to Alberta's socialist experiment after just one term

Jason Kenney’s blue wave puts a stop to Alberta’s socialist experiment after just one term

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[CBC News] Jason Kenney has capped his three-year goal of uniting Alberta’s political right, leading his United Conservative Party to a majority election win over the province’s first NDP government.

VIDEO: [Global News] Premier-Elect Jason Kenney’s acceptance speech on election night. When the exuberant crowd begins to chant ‘Build that pipe’ Jason corrects them. ‘We never should have ended up with the faint hope of just one pipeline. It’s BUILD THOSE PIPES!’ [Apr 16, 2019]


“Today Albertans have chosen hope over fear, and unity over division,” a jubilant Kenney told supporters in Calgary on Tuesday night. “They have chosen free enterprise values over the politics of resentment.

“Friends, tonight the silent majority has spoken.”

Created in 2017 through a merger of the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties, the UCP is projected to win or be leading 63 of 87 seats.

Equalization, pipelines in Kenney’s sights

In his victory speech, Kenney vowed to get a “fair deal” with Ottawa on equalization payments and to fight other provinces and the federal government for pipelines.

He also promised to combat “foreign-funded special interests” such as the Tides Foundation and the David Suzuki Foundation, which he accused of leading “a campaign of economic sabotage” against Alberta.

“Your days of pushing around Albertans with impunity just ended,” Kenney said as the crowd roared and chanted his name.

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