Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will embark on a speaking tour this month to ask Canadians to gather national support for a new pipeline project, in an effort to neutralize a sustained political attack from a United Conservative Party energized by the recent crowning of Jason Kenney. [...]
"There is not a school, hospital, road or bike lane anywhere in the country that doesn't owe something to oil and gas," Ms. Notley said in a statement. [...]
Two years into her term as Premier, Ms. Notley's tone on energy development has become harder – even in relation to those in her own party.
She said in Question Period on Monday that federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's position against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is "dead wrong."
"But just as important, he is irrelevant," she said.
Hopefully Alberta voters will soon turf this pathetic excuse for a "social democrat" and elect the real thing - Jason Kenney. Then we can all look the enemy in the face without feeling conflicted.