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Alison Redford won’t back down on pipeline profits

Alberta and B.C. remain at odds over proposed pipeline profit sharing.


 

Alberta Premier Alison Redford has doubled down on her position that she will not be meeting with B.C. Premier Christy Clark to discuss sharing the profits of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

From the Financial Post:

“She made her position very clear. Ours is very clear. Our position hasn’t changed,” Redford told reporters following a speech to the Canadian Bar Association.

“We believe that it’s very important for economic benefits to be spread across the country and we don’t believe that fundamentally changing Confederation to allow that to happen is appropriate, and so wouldn’t entertain any discussion with respect to sharing of Alberta royalties.”

Redford says she hasn’t heard from Clark since the two were at odds over the pipeline at a premiers’ meeting. She also said she will be going on ahead with the national energy strategy without Clark.


 
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