Justin Trudeau wants to cut oil production in Western Canada, but Danielle Smith is saying ‘no.’
The newly elected premier of Alberta, Danielle Smith, is pushing back against Ottawa’s attempts to strangle the province’s lucrative oil and gas industry.
As the Liberal prime minister moves to reduce oil production in the province, Smith is pushing back, vowing to do the opposite.
Smith plans on doing everything within her power to keep natural resources flowing, even increasing oil production. Her move will create much-needed jobs for the people of the province.
“Alberta will not sit idly by as Ottawa attempts to ‘Just-Transition’ our economy. Your government will always stand up for Albertans and ensure we are treated with respect,” the premier wrote on Twitter Saturday.
The premier cited an article by BNN Bloomberg which admits that “liquefied natural gas will play an even bigger role in the energy system of the future than it plays today.”
Smith’s position was met with praise by her supporters. “We appreciate your leadership and commitment to bettering our communities,” wrote one Albertan.
Another Smith supporter wrote, “[I’m] so thankful we have a premier that sees and puts to good benefit, all the natural wealth of Alberta, for us and for the nations.”
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