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Horgan hopeful he'll be able to work with new Alberta Premier

Last Updated Apr 17, 2019 at 6:43 pm PDT

Jason Kenney (left), John Horgan (right). (Source: Composite image, the Canadian Press)

Premier John Horgan congratulated Alberta Premier-designate Jason Kenney on his win

Horgan says the discussion with Kenney was positive

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — Premier John Horgan says his phone call with Alberta Premier-designate Jason Kenney was positive, albeit brief.

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Horgan spoke with Kenney this morning, and said he looks forward to working with him.

Regardless of political stripes, he says he’s willing to work with the new Premier.

“The colours of the uniforms are not important to me. I need to work with whoever wants to work with me,” he says.

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“I did joke with Premier Kenney that at the rate things are going, I will be the senior statesman, and I’m not at the two-year mark. So there’s been a significant turnover at Premiers’ table, and that’s not lost on the Prime Minister, I’m sure.”

During the campaign, Kenney vowed that one of his first acts in office would be to cut oil exports to B-C in retaliation for opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.