PC leadership hopeful Jason Kenney made a stop in Lacombe Saturday night, as part of his provincial-wide unity tour.
Kenney addressed some of what he believes are Alberta’s and the entire country’s biggest problems.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to phase out fossil fuels by 2100, is something Kenney believes will only hurt the country.
“Over the next 25 years alone, there’s a projected $4 trillion dollars of assets in the oil sands,” said Kenney.
He added the number of potential jobs lost is something the country needs to be concerned about and said Alberta needs better leadership to ensure that doesn’t happen.
“150,000 direct jobs and 350,000 indirect jobs that are at risk,” said Kenney.
“We need a provincial government that will stand up for Alberta like Peter Lougheed did against Justin’s father in the 1970s.”
Another issue Kenney mentioned was his concerns over Hollywood and their recent involvement in Alberta’s oil sands.
Kenney said it's time for celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Fonda to focus on their own problems and leave Alberta alone.
“Come on, when is the last time people heard of Jane Fonda, the 1970s?” said Kenney.
“She lives on an oil field in Beverly Hills with a higher carbon footprint then the oil sands. If you want to protest carbon producing oil, protest on your front lawn.”
If Kenney is elected PC leader in March, he plans on working with Wildrose leader Brian Jean to unite parties. Something he believes is necessary to beat the NDP in the 2019 provincial election.
If Kenney becomes Premier of Alberta come 2019, he said the first bill he will send to the Alberta legislature will be the Carbon Tax Repeal Act.
Kenney added, if Trudeau tries to impose his federal carbon tax he will join Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in suing the federal government and challenge it all the way to the Supreme Court.
“I don’t believe it’s constitutional. I believe it’s a violation of provincial regulatory jurisdiction,” said Kenney.
Kenney has been touring the province since the summer and said the support he has gotten from rural and urban communities has been overwhelming.