الأربعاء، 17 أبريل 2019

Canada: Jason Kenney and United Conservatives win Alberta election

Premier Rachel Notley of leftwing New Democratic party is province’s first ever premier to fail to secure a second term

Conservatives in western Canada have won a critical regional election, with voters rejecting the province of Alberta’s incumbent leftwing government and setting the stage for a fight with the federal government over environmental policy.

The bitter election was fought largely over the economy, pipelines and the environment. Running on a campaign slogan of “Alberta: Strong and Free”, winner Jason Kenney and his right-wing United Conservative party (UCP) pledged to revive the province’s troubled oil and gas sector, cut taxes and scale back environmental policies enacted by the previous government.

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