Top Kenney economic advisor trivializes Nova Scotia mass killings, downplays threat of COVID-19
Jack Mintz, a close economic advisor to Jason Kenney, is taking heat for insensitive comments he made regarding the recent Nova Scotia mass shootings.
In a now-deleted social media posting, Mintz trivialized what is likely the deadliest mass killing in Canada’s history and downplayed the threat of COVID-19. Mintz notes how it is interesting that the “rampage started with attendance at a party.” The economist jokingly notes “So much for social distancing?”
Jason Kenney named Mintz as a member of his Economic Recovery Council, tasked with guiding Alberta through the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kenney government’s corporate tax cut policy was also based off the economist’s work. Mintz also sits on the board of Imperial Oil and is a frequent contributor to Postmedia and the Fraser Institute.
Earlier this month, Jack Mintz also backed up Kenney’s attempt to undermine the Health Canada drug approvals process.
Huh? Hope Health Canada is not getting in the way of provincial health authorities bringing in German and other tests that are already working well. We don't need a national strategy. We need provincial ones as they are carrying the ball anyway. https://t.co/h29NfB5uzb— Dr. Jack Mintz (@jackmintz) April 12, 2020