Kenney reacted in Calgary to comments the national separatist-party leader made after a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa.
Blanchet says anyone seeking more independence for the West to promote the oil and gas sector should not come to him for advice.
After meeting the Prime Minister, BQ Leader Yves Francois Blanchet dismisses any Quebec sovereignist help for Alberta and Saskatchewan separatists. Says if they were attempting to create a green state he might be tempted to help, but if they want an oil state he won't. #cdnpoli
— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) November 13, 2019
And he says if people are “trying to create an oil state in Western Canada, they cannot expect any help from us.”
Kenney responded by saying if Blanchet is so opposed to Alberta energy, then Quebec shouldn’t be so keen on taking equalization payments.
The United Conservative premier has argued that Albertans have contributed billions of dollars to the rest of Canada, while Ottawa and other provinces are unfairly restricting its oil and gas industry with policy roadblocks on pipelines.