"Well, first we congratulate President Biden on his inauguration and election and hope to have a really close and strong relationship", said Kenney in an interview with The Story host, Martha MacCallum.
The Labor Department reported more than 1.3 million new applications for unemployment were filed last week, and as of the first week of January, almost 16 million people were still receiving some form of government jobless benefits.
On his third day in the job the new president issued executive orders increasing sustenance assistance, speeding up stimulus payments, and laying the groundwork for a $15 minimum wage for government workers and contractors.
The White House statement said Biden acknowledged Trudeau's disappointment.
Kenney has called for Canada to introduce economic sanctions against the US if Biden will not reconsider his decision. "But we have to do all we can", said Yao.More news: Israeli warplanes strike Syria, kill 4 - including children
His main initiative to turn the economy around is a $1.9 trillion relief package.
"The bottom line is this: we're in a national emergency".
The decree, one of two executive orders he is to sign on Friday, represents one of Biden's first actions to revive the world's largest economy after Covid-19 caused mass layoffs that have left many people scrambling to pay the bills. They will know he killed two made-in-Canada pipelines, brought in a new regulatory regime that makes future pipelines all but impossible and failed to raise much of a stir when the Obama administration cancelled Keystone for the first time in 2015.
"The president can and should refocus his administration on creating good-paying American jobs, not sacrificing our people's livelihoods to liberal symbolism".
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a Thursday briefing that the proposal has support ranging from democratic socialist Sen.
Prime Minister Trudeau raised the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline in a Friday telephone conversation with U.S. President Biden, but from all accounts Biden is sticking to his decision to call the whole thing off.
All of that came as bad news to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who wrote a letter to Trudeau asking him to defend Canada's energy industry with the same vigour and passion that he fought back against Donal Trump when he wanted to rip up NAFTA and impose punitive tariffs on steel.
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