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Premier Kenney talks pipelines, equalization in Ottawa

Last Updated Dec 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm MST

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney delivers his address to the Alberta United Conservative Party annual general meeting in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight of his cabinet ministers will be in Ottawa today as part of a trip to meet their federal counterparts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

OTTAWA (660 NEWS) – Premier Jason Kenney is taking his fight for Alberta to the nation’s capital.

Kenney spoke at a meeting of the Canadian Club Monday as he and eight cabinet ministers are in Ottawa, pleading for a fair deal for Alberta.

One of the demands he’s bringing to the federal government involves help for the struggling energy sector.

“We are seeking a firm, fixed and fast deadline to complete the Trans Mountain expansion. To get Canadian oil moving to new markets so we can bring investment and jobs back to Canada.”

Kenney is also asking for a repeal of Bill C-69 and C-48, which he has criticized as being anti-Albertan.

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On top of support for energy workers, Kenney will also ask for the province’s fair share in federal transfer payments.

“Payments that we should have received during the height of our downturn under something called the fiscal stabilization program, a sort of equalization rebate, designed to soften a sudden decline in revenues typically for have provinces.”

Kenney said Alberta suffered a $7 billion revenue drop in 2015, but because of a per-capita ceiling on the payment program, the province only received $250 million.

He added Alberta should receive about $2.4 billion going back to 2014

The Premier is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau Tuesday afternoon and will bring up a resolution passed unanimously at the recent meeting of provincial leaders to consider changes to the fiscal stabilization fund.

WATCH: Kenney heads to Ottawa