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It was one of the toughest decisions Alberta has ever taken, wrote Premier Rachel Notley. She’s right. Alberta — one of the largest oil and gas producers on earth — will cut oil production by 325,000 barrels per day or roughly 8.7 per cent, starting in January. This was a big decision, but one firmly grounded in both […]

Data collected by the University of Calgary’s The School of Public Policy shows unemployed Albertans are, on average, out of work for nearly 21 weeks, a duration nearly three times longer than the average from 10 years ago. The report released Wednesday indicated that, as of October 2018, the average unemployed Albertan was out of […]

Alberta oil producers have been struggling with low crude prices for months, but the situation leapt to national prominence this week as prices skidded below $14 US a barrel and some companies began calling for the provincial government to mandate production cuts. Opinion on whether Premier Rachel Notley should intervene in the marketplace is divided […]

With the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project stalled, and overall Canadian pipeline capacity limited, the pressure to ship crude oil out of Alberta continues to grow. The amount of oil shipped by rail has been increasing and showing little signs of letting up. The National Energy Board reported in June that crude-by-rail exports from Canada […]

Workers and companies who were set to be employed on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have been left wondering where they stand as construction on the project begins to shut down. Ryan Bruce, director of government and public relations for the union CLAC, said some of the workers were sent home after the Federal Court […]