Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is under fire over an explicit email that targeted deputy Alberta premier Thomas Lukaszuk.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/pol ... le4349810/
Mr. Kenney sent the message to his colleagues in the Conservative Party’s Alberta caucus, after the office of MP Blaine Calkins sent out an invitation to meet with Mr. Lukaszuk last week.
Mr. Kenney said he was not interested, even misspelling the deputy premier’s name.
“I say a definite ‘no’ to Lukaszyk. I don’t think it makes sense to create a precedent to do a special caucus meeting for every visiting minister from the provincial government. Plus he is a complete and utter asshole,” Mr. Kenney wrote.
The existence of the email was first revealed by the Edmonton Journal, which accurately quoted the electronic exchange, a Conservative source said.
The email illustrates growing tensions between federal and provincial Tories in Alberta. The divisions were already obvious during the last provincial election in which many members of the Conservative Party of Canada favoured the Wildrose Party at the expense of Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservatives.
Mr. Kenney’s office refused to comment on the matter on Tuesday.
“We do not comment on private communications,” spokesman Alexis Pavlich said.
Still, opposition sources said the minister will be grilled on the incident during Question Period.
Wow, Kenney is one to talk!