Alberta's Premier was asked by a reporter on Thursday, September 24 about the global demand for Alberta's oil and the trend towards non-gas vehicles like Teslas. \nJason Kenney responded, saying "If you really think the billion people in India who are all desperately moving toward a higher standard of living are going to be driving Teslas 15 years from now, then you're disconnected from reality." \nEditor's Choice: The Edmonton Airport Is Getting COVID-19 Tests That Give Results In Seconds\n\n\n“\n\n\nThey don't have the luxury of repeating all these California-style pieties. They want to stop burning cow dung. \n\n\nPremier Jason Kenney\n\n\n\nKenney also added in the press conference that "billions of people" around the world are living in "extreme energy poverty."\nTherefore, he said he believes the demand for Alberta's oil and gas production would still be intact down the line. \nJasvir Deol, an MLA for Edmonton-Meadows said that Kenney is "completely out of touch" and lacks "empathy on racism at home." \n\nAbhijeet Manay, the deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, said "this is the some of the most offensive things I've heard in Canadian politics."\nPrab Gill, a former MLA, said that the statement was "wrong on so many levels." \nOn top of his remarks about India, Kenney also took aim at Trudeau's speech again and said it "spectacularly failed the mark yesterday."