“Alberta’s energy companies are having to wage battles on their own and deal with the economic climate without any real support from this government,” said Energy Critic Rick Fraser, MLA for Calgary South-East, “We haven’t even seen a single release from Minister McCuaig-Boyd’s office on the dropping price of oil or a plan to restore confidence in Alberta’s energy sector. Premier Notley and her team need to be clear about her governments plan to deal with the energy crisis and show progress on how this government intends to get market access for Alberta’s energy products and restore Albertan jobs.”
This week TransCanada filed a suit against the United States over the presidential permit denial of the Keystone XL pipeline project under chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“Alberta needs real action to get its oil to tidewater and to market. The silence from the government about Keystone XL tells our oil and gas industry that it is on its own when it comes to trying to expand Alberta’s economy,” said Fraser “Transporting oil by pipeline is the safest choice for everyone; Alberta’s energy industry is an economic engine for Canada, and it is important for this government to recognize that and back pipeline development.”
“Albertans are facing job losses because the government has not shown that they have a plan or a strategy to build the economy or to deal with the declining price of oil. It’s well past time for the government to listen to the concerns of Albertans and act.”