EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is firing back at celebrity financial guru Kevin O’Leary.
O’Leary, formerly of CBC-TV’s “Dragon’s Den,” has said he is so concerned about what Notley’s NDP government is doing to Alberta’s economy, he’ll invest $1 million in the oilpatch if she’ll quit.
Notley says the last time businessmen spoke out against her she became premier.
She was referring to five Alberta corporate leaders with ties to the Progressive Conservatives who held a news conference just before last May’s provincial election.
The five, whom Notley nicknamed “The Monopoly Men,” warned against voting for the NDP and complained that businesses always get the short end of the tax stick.
Notley says if O’Leary wants to attack her the same way, she has one response: “Bring it on.”