Kenney wants a Federal Climate Plan on the Agenda of Premiers’ Meetings in BC

Kenney wants a Federal Climate Plan on the Agenda of Premiers’ Meetings in BC

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, centre, attends his last Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast as premier in Calgary, Alta., July 11, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he will raise the alarm about the federal government’s plan to reduce emissions when he meets Canada’s premiers in the coming days.

Kenney claims the reduction plan “pie in the air”, calling it “ridiculous”, with no plan to implement.

The premier made these comments during the Calgary Stampede annual breakfast. He said that the plans would have devastating consequences for Alberta, just like the world requires more energy.

The federal plan released earlier this year is aimed at capping oil and gas sector emissions to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and reduce oil and gas methane emissions by at least 75 percent by 2030.

Premiers meet with the leaders of the National Indigenous Organizations in Victoria today before they start their Council of the Federation meeting.

B.C. Premier John Horgan, the host and chair of the council, has said health funding will be a focus of the agenda, specifically that the federal government increase its share of spending from 22 to 35 percent to help improve the system.

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