OPINION: Jim Prentice tried to warn Alberta. Now it’s finally time to look in the mirror

"When Teck Resources Ltd. announced it would be withdrawing its application to build a new oil sands mine in Northern Alberta, the immediate response from the most vehement defenders of the province’s status quo was a predictable mix of blustering indignation and rent garments. Premier Jason Kenney and federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer both ladled the largest share of the blame on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government’s hated environmental regulations; Mr. Scheer called it "devastating news for Alberta and our entire country.” Business Council of Alberta president Adam Legge, meanwhile, said the decision showed how Canada was “a nation that cannot find ways to work together.” There was talk, inevitably, in the darker precincts of social media, of revolt and separation."


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