The man widely anticipated to be the next premier of the resource-rich Canadian province of Alberta is drawing a line in the sand against “bogus charities” from the “green left.”
As CBC News reports, United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney told a crowd in Red Deer, Alberta Saturday that he will fight the foreign money from Tides Canada and the efforts of radical environmentalist David Suzuki’s foundation, both of which he dismissed as political action groups dressed up as charities.
Tides Canada is an offshoot of the extreme environmental activist group the Tides Foundation. According to a report from Elections Canada, the organization spent millions to defeat Conservative Party candidates in the 2015 Canadian federal election.
“We will go to court if necessary to get the federal government to strip charitable status from bogus charities like Tides Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation,” Kenney told the policy convention crowd, declaring that he would “effectively rebut every lie told by the green left.”
Kenney is scheduled to appear before the House of Commons finance committee on Monday to inform the Trudeau government that Alberta will reject the national carbon tax if Kenney becomes the next premier of the province.
He decried the economic record of the current quasi-socialist Alberta government, saying it has turned one of the most prosperous jurisdictions in North America into a “fiscal train wreck.”
Kenney didn’t shy away from social issues in his speech, raging against the provincial government’s education policies where it “tries to smuggle more of their policies into the classroom through their curriculum.”
Kenney promised to “put that curriculum through the shredder.”