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National energy strategy is all talk

Blog by Brad Herman | April 17th, 2013

After nearly a decade of calls for a national energy strategy by a cacophony of interest groups with different priorities, the idea seems to have drifted to the sidelines. Even Alberta, which recently led the charge, has recalibrated its views and efforts to a more realistic level.

In short, Alison Redford’s government is pursuing engagement on energy — i.e. conversations — with other provinces rather than a Canadian Energy Strategy in the traditional sense — a pact that requires consensus from all interested parties.