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1/ So @jkenney, who has zero mandate to make deals on behalf of AB with foreign interests, is in India.

He talks to the infrastructure minister about leveraging the private sector re highways. Kenney, who couldn't understand the Carillion bankruptcy proceedings.

#ableg #ABpoli
2/ And he seems to have misrepresented himself as a minister. But, hey, we all pretend to be something we're not, right? Normal for a party leader to embarrass themselves like that, isn't it?

@UCPCaucus seems to think so. Doesn't seem to understand the ethics issue.
3/ So Kenney moves on to talk AB oil and gas with India's oil execs. We are told in his tweets about how great this market is as target for export.

JK still doesn't understand that we have no trouble finding markets; we can't get our product to them. So what assurances is he
4/ making? Is he going to lie and say the pipeline issues will be resolved by him?

He didn't resolve the issues when in the Harper government. They aren't just about political will. They are also about judicial process and land rights.

Is he misrepresenting this too?

5/ Kenney earned his reputation for being dishonest. His current behaviour goes beyond dishonesty. Like Ford in Ontario, it's dishonesty coupled with a disregard for some fundamental principles of Canadian democracy.

@Alberta_UCP continues to count on Albertans overlooking
6/ this behaviour. To encourage that, they will continue to be dishonest.

The culture seems pervasive from that party's own proclamations.

If Kenney has indeed misrepresented himself and AB on his trip abroad, there should be consequences. More than a fine.

The government
7/ has a trade relationship with India. It is not Kenney's role to interfere with it.

Given that Scheer plans to do the same on the federal level, it's fair to ask if this is an approach being pushed by IDU to destabilise non-Conservative governments by encouraging foreign
8/ influence headed into elections.

I am not a conspiracy theorist by nature, but these are strong coincidences - fitting with Harper's activities.

On that, we shall wait and see.

On Kenney, there should be an investigation as soon as he returns.


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Sep 18, 2018
1/Have Albertans figured out the Scheer and Kenney trips to India?

Many must wonder why these lacklustre Opposition leaders with no mandate are suddenly jetting off to pretend they are doing real work in India. Why is India receiving them?

My hunch is...

#cdnpoli #abpoli
2/ based on some knowledge and some extrapolation.

BJP, the party of India's PM Modi, is a member party of the International Democratic Union - the right wing international group now led by Stephen Harper.

The IDU's purpose is to get Conservative governments elected around the
3/ world. So that foreign influence the Harper and Scheer party objects to when it comes to environmentalism doesn't apply to their party.

These trips are a breach of protocol. Opposition members do not have a mandate to conduct affairs of the government unless invited by the
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Aug 9, 2018
@jkenney 1/ You keep lying about that.

Alberta deserves leaders who tell the truth.

We don't need "Trump lite" premiers like your pal Ford.

As for energy independence, only one of the main 3 parties made strides toward that (because of the lessons of the 1970s).

@jkenney 2/ Weirdly, it wasn't the "socialist" NDP (this is where David Lewis and I fought most). Nor was it the Conservatives, who pushed increased trade with US. It was the Liberals with the botched NEP and Petro-Canada. And Conservatives hammered them for it.

Especially in Alberta.
@jkenney 3/ So now it's 2018 and here we are, facing the logical outcome that some of us predicted decades ago.

But you didn't fix it in govt. Then you QUIT your job in Opposition after less than a year to dismantle Con parties in AB and create the current mess called @Alberta_UCP
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