“The United States is our closest friend and trading partner, and as an Albertan I find it frankly embarrassing that the NDP government couldn’t muster up someone to tour an important US delegation around the oilsands until the 11th hour yesterday,” said McIver. “It’s unprofessional that the government was so ill-prepared for this important visit and the Environment and Parks Minister seemed to have no explanation for this oversight.”
“When the same delegation visited Saskatchewan yesterday, their Premier took the time to tour them around himself, yet our own Premier apparently couldn’t be bothered and sent someone else to do it for her,” McIver continued. “This government seems to have plenty of time to campaign out of province for their federal cousins, but seems to have little time to do the job they claim to want to do.”
“What will it take for this Premier and this government to pay attention to Alberta and learn about our most important industries?” McIver asked. “What about the men and women in our oil and gas industry who have worked so hard to help create the wealth and prosperity in this province and are now losing their jobs, while this government continues to do nothing? Actions speak louder than words, and it couldn’t be clearer that this NDP government could not care less about Alberta’s oil and gas sector.”
“This kind of behaviour is telling our most important trading partner that Alberta is closed for business,” McIver concluded.