Given that Premier Kenney still has three years in his mandate, don’t be surprised if he uses his support to push new and surprising ideas. The Government of Alberta (GoA) is nothing if not a tad daring. Last night Premier Kenney talked about the recovery phase and plans to diversify the Alberta economy. Without question, the Government of Alberta will be looking for more ways to support Alberta oil and gas, that we know. But it also sounds like the Premier just kicked open the door to every other sector in the economy. Got a good idea that can create jobs in tourism, the not-for-profit sector, manufacturing, renewables, electricity, agriculture or technology? The Premier told you last night that he and his team want to hear from you.
They have three years, big public support, billions of dollars burning a hole in their pocket, and they’re highly motivated to get things done. The only thing missing is your idea.
-Hon. Monte Solberg, Principal, New West Public Affairs