Award-winning Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells sat down with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in our interview series, Maclean’s Live on May 13.
The conversation topics included the pandemic as a public health challenge; how to reopen the economy safely; the particular economic challenges threatening Alberta, and the paths forward for the province; what it’s been like to work closely with a federal government that isn’t always on the same page as Alberta on big questions; and China’s role in the pandemic and the global economy.
Watch the full replay of the event above.
Earlier this month, he sat down with singer-songwriter Steven Page. In February, Paul Wells sat down with Denise Batters, Paula Simons and Jane Cordy. Last December, he sat down with Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet. In November, he sat down with The Atlantic writer David Frum. In May, he sat down with international president of Médecins Sans Frontières Joanne Liu. In April, he sat down with Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz. In March, he sat down with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed. In February, he sat down with Canadian ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton. Last December, he sat down with former prime minister Jean Chrétien. Last November, he sat down with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. In October, he chatted with renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky. In September, he sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In June, he sat down with Jane Philpott, minister of Indigenous services. In May, he sat down with Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party. In April, he sat down with Katie Telford, chief of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In March, he sat down with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. And in February, he sat down with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.