Trevor Harrison, Winnipeg Free Press, 02/25/2012
LETHBRIDGE -- Many will remember the made-in-Alberta bumper sticker of the 1980s that told Canadians outside of Alberta that they could "freeze in the dark." The message caught the mood of many Albertans enraged by the National Energy Policy.
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, Jul. 21, 2011
Just days after energy ministers met in Alberta to lay the foundations for a national energy strategy, an accord is already running into roadblocks.
Quebec is pledging its opposition to a national plan, while Ontario and Alberta openly bicker about endorsing the oil sands as a sustainable supplier of energy.
By Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald, July 21, 2011
An east-west energy battle is brewing among Canada’s premiers at the annual Council of the Federation conference being held in Vancouver, as Alberta and Saskatchewan spar with Ontario over oil and gas development.
By Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald, July 20, 2011
Talk about providing fuel for your enemies. Clearly, the Alberta government doesn't understand optics. How else to explain why the wealthiest province in Canada sought out industry sponsors for the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Kananaskis that started on Saturday and ended Tuesday?
Matt Price, The Tyee, July 16, 2011
Will ministers let oil industry dictate the recipe? And thumb their nose at the world?
Here's a puzzler for you:
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Jul. 10, 2011
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says Canada clearly needs 'a more national approach' on a range of energy issues
The Harper government has endorsed the need for a national energy strategy in the face of growing calls from provinces and industry groups that the sector’s vision of a new era of global growth is too critical to be governed by piecemeal planning.