CALGARY — Low energy prices aren't the only struggles facing Alberta's oil industry, says a recently-released study. Unveiled Tuesday, the Fraser Institute's ninth annual survey of the world's petroleum industry suggests policy changes made by Alberta's NDP government are causing investors to lose confidence in the province's oil and gas industry. "Since the 2015 provincial election in Alberta, the new government has implemented a number of oil and gas sector policies that ma
Albertans aren’t about to settle themselves down. That’s what industry and Alberta’s opposition are saying to Premier Rachel Notley after she said critics of an upcoming royalty review need to “settle down a little.” Alberta Progressive Conservative leader Ric McIver called Notley’s comments inexcusable and demonstrate how out of touch her government is. “I just about fell off my chair.” he told the Sun. “To tell Albertans who can’t pay their mortgage, are losing their homes
It’s an issue causing a climate of unrest among Albertans. Turnout was brisk Tuesday at Calgary’s first climate change advisory panel open house, giving several hundred a chance to have their say on the future of environmental policy in Alberta. “It gives all Albertans a chance to feed into the process,” said panel chair Dr. Andrew Leach. The panel is tasked with reshaping Alberta’s policy on climate change in time for the UN Climate Change Conference this December in Paris.
Voter apathy may be the biggest opponent facing candidates in Calgary-Foothills. Helping to create momentum in yet another election for ballot-weary voters in the northwest Calgary riding, Premier Rachel Notley was on hand Sunday to kick off provincial NDP candidate Bob Hawkesworth’s campaign. “This riding, in many ways, is symbolic of the 44-year PC government,” she said to press and supporters crammed into Hawkesworth’s Edgemont headquarters. “They took this riding for gra
(Opinion column) As the sun rose on Alberta's first full day of NDP rule this week, Calgary-Bow MLA-designate Deborah Drever was about to get her first, harsh lesson in dirty politics. Persons-unknown — she claims frustrated PC supporters unhappy with the prospect of God-knows-how-many-years of NDP governance — made several screen captures of Drever’s unwisely wide-open Facebook page and started hitting the ‘send’ button. Welcome to the jungle, Debbie. It didn’t take long for
Controversial oilsands development comments have a star NDP candidate facing gushing wells of criticism from her federal and provincial counterparts. Appearing as a panellist on CBC's Power & Politics broadcast Friday, NDP Toronto-Centre candidate Linda McQuaig suggested Canada should dial back Alberta's oilsands development to address environmental concerns. "A lot of people recognize that a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground if we're going to meet our cl
Alberta’s NDP sweep was met with cautious optimism from the province’s oil-and-gas sector. With premier-elect Rachel Notley’s message of energy reform resounding with voters, Alberta’s energy industry says it's prepared to play ball with the province’s first-ever NDP government. “At the end of the day, Albertans have spoken quite clearly, and we have to respect their choice,” said Jeff Gaulin, vice-president of communications with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Produce