VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — Premier John Horgan says his phone call with Alberta Premier-designate Jason Kenney was positive, albeit brief.
Horgan spoke with Kenney this morning, and said he looks forward to working with him.
Premier @jjhorgan says he joked with Alberta Premier-elect @jkenney – of the changes in Premierships in Canada that "at the rate things are going I am going to be the senior statesman and I'm only two years in." #bcpoli #ableg
— LizaYuzda (@LizaYuzda) April 17, 2019
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.
“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.”
Congratulations to UCP Leader Jason Kenney on his election by the people of Alberta. I look forward to working together in the interests of both of our provinces.
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) April 17, 2019
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.