Claudia Cattaneo: Jason Kenney promises to restore Alberta as top energy investment destination

Alberta’s next provincial election is more than two years away, but for Jason Kenney — and the thousands packing his town halls to hear him speak about uniting the province’s two free enterprise parties — the “project” to dismantle Rachel Notley’s NDP reign is well under way.

After a stop on Jan. 24 in Airdrie, a community north of Calgary off the main highway to Edmonton, he tweets to his almost 100,000 followers: “Another standing-room only @UniteAlberta townhall, with over 200 out tonight in Airdrie. Many told me it was their 1st ever political event.”