Jason Kenney And Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor Are Undermining The Political Process

Jason Kenney And Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor Are Undermining The Political Process

By Wyatt Claypool

In response to rhetorical interventions by Kenney and the Lakhani Danielle Smith said that:

This is unprecedented and entirely inappropriate political interference in our democratic processes…You want to talk about creating a constitutional crisis. Having a caretaker premier in the position where he is acting the way he is is what’s creating a constitutional crisis. I would ask him to stop. I would ask him to stop weighing in on this contest. And if he wants to continue in the position of being a caretaker, in the meantime, that’s exactly what he should do.

Smith, in this case, is absolutely right. Regardless of what one thinks of the Sovereignty Act plan created by the Free Alberta Strategy (FAS), having those who are expected to remain silent during a party leadership election start mouthing off about what they think about one candidate’s plans is a recipe for real chaos. 

And if anything the chaos has actually helped Danielle Smith.

It should be noted that in the same breath Smith was going after Premier Jason Kenney and Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani for their unethical intervention, she also pulled back on her Sovereignty Act plans. 

Source: TNT.

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