Doug Ford to meet with Jason Kenney at Ontario legislature

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United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney and Ontario Premier Doug Ford cheer with supporters at an anti-carbon tax rally in Calgary, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford will meet with newly-elected Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the Ontario legislature today.

The Conservative premiers will meet for the first time since Kenney led his party to a majority government victory in Alberta’s provincial election last month.

A statement from Ford’s office says the pair will discuss the federal carbon tax, pipelines and interprovincial trade.

They will also talk about a federal bill that could overhaul environmental assessments and establish a new process for reviewing major projects with a national scope.

Ford and Kenney have been vocal opponents of the federal Liberal government and its plan to impose a carbon price on provinces without their own tax.

The Ontario government has launched a court challenge of the carbon tax, arguing that its imposition is unconstitutional.

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