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Alberta’s Would-Be Leader Vows to Drop Gloves in Fights Over Oil

  • Polls show voters in oil-rich province likely to elect Kenney
  • Conservative lawmaker vows retaliation for stymied pipelines
Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney

Photographer: Todd Korol/Bloomberg

Canada’s oil sector may soon get a more combative advocate in the Alberta premier’s office.

Voters in Canada’s top oil-producing province head to the polls in the next few months and are poised to elect Jason Kenney, one of the country’s foremost conservative figures, as the new premier. Kenney would inherit a budget deficit, a struggling energy industry and a volatile electorate, with high hopes resting squarely on his shoulders.