Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta set to post largest deficit as he shuffles cabinet

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Ahead of Thursday's Q1 update, Kenney compares incoming Minister of Municipal Affairs Tracy Allard to the U.K.’s Margaret Thatcher

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On Thursday, Alberta will release a first-quarter update with a revised deficit projection for 2020-2021 of more than $20-billion, Mr. Kenney told reporters.“This is going to be the biggest deficit in the history of Alberta by a country mile,” the Premier said on Tuesday. “There is a great fiscal reckoning on the horizon.”

Ms. Allard, who represents an area rich in energy, has an “iron fist in a velvet glove,” and that will help in her new role, Mr. Kenney said. Lisa Young, a political scientist at the University of Calgary, said Mr. Kenney’s characterization of Ms. Allard as Alberta’s Margaret Thatcher foreshadows further conflict with municipalities.“It doesn’t suggest a peaceful fall,” she said. “There’s going to be a lot of saying ‘no’ on this file.”

 

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