Oliver & Redford join to defend oil sands
May 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm in News by tyler.king
Premier Alison Redford and federal natural resources minister Joe Oliver came together to defend the oil sands at a media conference this morning.
Oliver took the opportunity to once again denounce NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s attacks on the industry.
“We consider them to be divisive and unsound economically, and based upon a misunderstanding of the economic fundamentals of the country,” he said. “He just doesn’t understand Canadian economic history and what the benefit of oil sands and resource development generally will be to every region of the country.”
Redford was asked what she thinks Mulcair will say after touring the oil sands next week.
“I have no idea, because I find him to be quite unpredictable with respect to some of his comments,” she said. “But what I hope he will see is that in Alberta we have a strong regulatory framework; we are committed to environmental sustainability.”
The two also discussed the benefits of the province’s plan to open an office in Ottawa.
Published May 25, 2012