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Climate change rethink

Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Michael Barbero

In May, Alberta ended 40 years of Progressive Conservative government by electing Rachel Notley’s NDP. Since then the price of oil has fallen sharply. Broad-based layoffs in Calgary’s oil and gas sector have started with no sign of abating, and Goldman Sachs, the large U.S. investment firm, predicts a doomsday scenario where oil falls to $20 a barrel. Amid this uncertain economic storm the NDP government seeks to move forward with a new approach to Alberta’s climate change policy. The government’s proposed “re-thinking” begs immediate questions:...