Saturday, May 04, 2013

Trudeau and Alberta

Canada's Conservative Party abandoned Premier Alison Redford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta during Alberta's last provincial election - they chose instead to support Alberta's far-right Wildrose Alliance Party.

Now, Justin Trudeau seeks to build bridges with Albertans and their government; all the while pushing for sustainable and environmentally-sound development for Canada's oil industry.

Said it before, and I'll say it again - Tories underestimate Trudeau at their own peril.

National Post, Trudeau praises Redford for Keystone XL efforts, slams Harper for not pushing ‘critical’ project:

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has praised Alberta Premier Alison Redford for her efforts to get the United States to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. 
But Trudeau said Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government hasn’t done enough to push the project. 
“This (federal) government hasn’t done a very good job of reassuring either Canadians or our trading partners that we are serious about managing environmental sustainability,” Trudeau told reporters after shaking hands with commuters at a downtown subway station early Friday.

1 comment:

Bluegreenblogger said...

Thanks, that is an excellent point. When I saw these headlines I was thinking, `What the...` It did not seem to speak to Trudeau core supporter. Put it in the context of exploiting an opportunity, and building support (and EDA`s) in Alberta, and it squares the cirle for me. A smart move by Trudeau.