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Kenney vows to use Krause's research to crush Alberta's enemies

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During his rousing victory speech Tuesday night marking the United Conservative Party’s majority mandate, premier designate Jason Kenney talked about Vivian Krause and her research.

While he didn’t mention Krause by name — just hearing Kenney mention the concerted U.S.-funded campaign to landlock Alberta oil — was like hitting the release valve on a pressure cooker.

Finally, the lies that have been spread about Alberta’s world-leading, ethical energy industry over the past decade were mentioned for the first time by a Canadian premier on a national stage.

So intense was the pressure, that Krause’s 26-year-old daughter, Zoe, burst into tears when she heard an excerpt of Kenney’s speech Thursday night during Krause’s visit to Toronto, where she was speaking.

“I’m sitting here with my daughter … I had not seen Kenney’s speech until five minutes before you called and I’m sitting here on my daughter’s bed in her apartment and she burst into tears because this is what she grew up with,” explained Krause.

“She was in Grade 10 when I started this research and all of those years watching her mom get (figuratively) beat up, get nowhere, people made fun of her, all the names I got called, all the legal action I had to pay for. We were shunned. I was shunned.

“At school she couldn’t talk about it because David Suzuki’s granddaughter was in her class,” added Krause, who lives in Vancouver.

Kenney told the ecstatic........

© Calgary Herald