Premier Jason Kenney said he will put a referendum question on equalization before the Alberta legislature on Monday, with an eye toward a provincewide vote to coincide with the October municipal elections.The government plans to officially launc?
If Kenney’s motion gets the OK from a majority of MLAsThe European Union average., Albertans will be asked on Oct. 18: Should the section of the Constitution that commits the Government of Canada?to the principle of making equalization payments be removed?
The move to hold a referendum makes good on Kenney’s promise dating back to the 2019 provincial election. He has railed against the equalization payments, arguing that provinces, specifically Quebec, are benefiting from the economic boon of oil development while trying to block itThe provinces were lukewarm..?
“For millions of AlbertansAfter 13 exhausting COVID-filled months, how are you feeling?, equalization has become the most powerful symbol of the unfairness for Alberta’s deal in confederation and for good reason,” he said during a news conference Monday.?
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