Drawing a line in the oil sands

Alberta's pugnacious health minister will likely move to energy

Early indications of Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach’s long-awaited cabinet shuffle give the polarizing current health minister, Ron Liepert, the energy portfolio. Liepert, whose aggressive attempts to reform his province’s health system and whose unapologetic performance during the H1N1 crisis led not a few in Alberta to call for his resignation, promises to bring a take-no-prisoners approach to the oil sands file. Could Liepert’s likely appointment to energy mean that the Stelmach Tories smell a battle with the feds brewing over those darned sands?

Calgary Herald