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‘Listen to the tech sector’: Jason Kenney says next Alberta premier will need to stay focused on innovation economy

With just weeks left in his turbulent tenure as premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney is looking beyond his province’s borders.

The outgoing premier was in Toronto Wednesday as part of his government’s effort to raid the workforces of the country’s other urban hubs on behalf of Alberta’s fast-growing tech sector. In a phone call Tuesday, Kenney spoke to The Logic about the acute need that’s fuelling the recruiting drive; his advice for the next premier; and his regrets around how he eliminated a key tech-sector tax credit. 

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