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The problems pile up for Alberta

Alberta’s economy is taking a beating, as is Premier Jason Kenney’s popularity. Today, CBC’s Carolyn Dunn on how the province is faring, and Kenney’s plans to bounce back.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney responds Thursday to the federal throne speech. (CBC)

This week, the Alberta government announced cuts to the province's health service, including up to 11,000 layoffs. While all of Canada's provinces have taken an economic hit because of COVID-19, Alberta in particular has been clobbered. Oil and gas revenues have tanked — liquor sales are projected to bring in more than bitumen royalties from the oil sands this fiscal year. And support for United Conservative Party Premier Jason Kenney is down, too. According to a late summer poll, he's got the second lowest approval rating of all the premiers in the country. 

Today, CBC's Carolyn Dunn on how Alberta's faring, and how Kenney plans to bounce the province back.