Ontario and Alberta united against carbon tax

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford takes the stage at a rally in Mildmay Thursday, April 19, 2018 (Photo by Jordan MacKinnon)

Premier Doug Ford welcomed newly sworn-in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to Queen’s Park for a working meeting this morning.

Ford said he stands with Premier Kenney in their common goal to make Ontario and Alberta open for business and open for jobs.

He said the two provinces are united in the fight to end what they call the job-killing carbon tax, to cut red tape and to make sure Canada’s natural resources get to market.

Ford and Kenney reiterated their concern about the potentially devastating economic impacts of Bill C-69, claiming the federal government’s proposed legislation would grind new resource developmentĀ and the energy sector to a halt across Canada.

Both premiers said they were looking forward to working together to ensure Ontario and Alberta’s priorities are brought forward at the Council of the Federation summer meeting in Saskatoon.