Bill C-69 enters into law, and Alberta’s UCP government says it plans constitutional challenge

The federal government’s contentious bill to set up a new authority to assess industrial projects like pipelines, mines and inter-provincial highways, was proclaimed into law on Wednesday and Alberta’s UCP government responded swiftly. “Under the constitution, Alberta has clear and…

Alberta hires former journalist to create strategy to fight criticism of oil and gas industry

The Alberta government has hired a former journalist to develop a plan to fight back against oil and gas industry foes. Claudia Cattaneo retired last year as the National Post’s western business columnist based in Calgary. Energy Minster Sonya Savage…

Savage joins Sask., Ont. ministers slamming energy and mines ministers’ conference

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage speaks to media regarding the federal decision on Bill C-69 while Bronwyn Eyre, Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources and Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Energy, Mines and Northern Development listen on Wednesday, June 12,…

Provincial energy ministers condemn feds after majority of Bill C-69 amendments rejected

After the federal government announced it would be accepting half of the Senate’s recommended amendments to Bill C-69, energy ministers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario stood firm with respect to their position on the legislation, saying the bill shouldn’t be…

Alberta UCP launches Trans Mountain campaign in Ottawa: ‘Yes to TMX’

Alberta’s energy minister was in Ottawa on Wednesday to announce the United Conservatives’ new ad campaign. With “Yes to TMX,” Sonya Savage wants to show that Alberta is standing up for jobs and the country’s energy industry. “It’s time for…