Anyone exhibiting this level of incompetence in the private sector would be fired.
These actions are nothing more than a crass cry of “please sir, may I have some more!” as the government doles out cash to cover for the industry’s incompetent management.
The industry is suffering because they have built an unsustainable business model where profits can only be earned when oil prices are high, corporate taxes are low, and corporate responsibilities (like well remediation and municipal taxes) can be dumped onto taxpayers.
There is no reason for America to support the expansion of Canada’s pipeline access beyond Line 3 at this time.
While Mr. Wolf may believe this action will generate allies, it is far more likely to wind up a public relations embarrassment that backfires and alienates those we need on our side.
When it comes to policy and politics, Jason Kenney only plays for one team, and that’s Team Kenney. Two particular cases have highlighted this characteristic during the pandemic response.
Alberta wants pipelines to tide water, both east and west. Lording PPE over those opposing the pipelines is not productive, it’s just political.
“we are finding that we have too much PPE left to go around for those professionals who are keeping their practices in Alberta,”
Faced with an unprecedented pandemic that is fundamentally challenging our society, the Alberta United Conservative government has chosen to break the systems that will be relied upon to get us through this challenge instead of buttressing them.