Ontario, Quebec sing different oilsands tune when cash beckons
By Jason Fekete, Calgary HeraldMarch 23, 2010
EDMONTON - After months of publicly denouncing the oilsands for its environmental footprint, the Quebec and Ontario governments are in Alberta this week with entrepreneurs looking to land supplier contracts with companies developing the resource.
The Quebec government asked businesses from that province to participate in the economic mission to Edmonton this week for the National Buyer/Seller Forum - a conference dedicated to oilsands investment - saying the projects in northern Alberta provide la belle province with "good business opportunities."
A breaking story in the Globe and Mail reports that eight coastal First Nations have issued a formal declaration stating “that oil tankers carrying crude from the Alberta tar sands will not be allowed to transit our lands and waters.”