Kenney flips last pancakes as premier at Stampede, puts Alberta Day on the calendar

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CALGARY — Jason Kenney, at his last Premier's Stampede Breakfast, says Sept. 1 has been designated Alberta Day.

He says it would not be a statutory holiday but would each year recognize Alberta's unique culture and spirit.

Alberta became a province on Sept. 1, 1905.

The government says it is to host celebrations, starting this year, in Edmonton and Calgary and support other municipalities in planning their own events.

The premier, wearing a white cowboy hat, flipped pancakes with other United Conservative legislature members before making the announcement.

Kenney said in May he would be stepping down from the job after receiving 51 per cent support in a party leadership review and he is to leave when a new leader is chosen Oct. 6.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 11, 2022.

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