“It’s no surprise our Premier came home empty-handed from her $24,000 trip to Montreal, New York and Toronto, since she spent a large amount of time undermining Alberta’s interests while she was there. She said today she supports her federal cousin Thomas Mulcair’s anti-Alberta climate change framework, but she has been very unclear on what she will do to promote and defend Alberta’s oil and gas industry and build pipelines to tidewater. We all want to get it right on the environment, but we need action now to protect and create jobs in Alberta.
“While oil and gas companies continue to lay off staff, take capital investment out of Alberta and close operations, she seems content to wait for the results of a climate change panel before taking any meaningful action to aggressively market our products in eastern or western Canada, much less the United States.
“If the Premier believes Keystone may threaten our efforts to upgrade more of our own oilsands products in Alberta, it is only a matter of time before she takes this position on all pipelines that export raw crude out of this province.”