NDP Premier Notley notes lack of progress on combatting climate change bigger cause of uncertainty for oil and gas industry.
NDP energy head makes a review of the province’s oil and gas royalties a priority for the new government.
Environmentalists want quick action on phasing out coal plants and placing a higher price on carbon.
Cast of newbies, concerns from business to come.
Incumbent premier says the NDP across Canada are opposed to pipeline projects.
Liberals say there’s no need to outlaw something that’s not happening.
Landowners want a guarantee that land will be restored when well sites and pipelines are shut down.
Brian Mason says the Progressive Conservatives have continually failed to disconnect day-to-day spending from volatile oil prices.
Unpublished report says potential toxic effects and environmental threats from bitumen pipelines are relatively unknown.
NDP plan to boost economy a sharp contrast to Harper government.
The federal budget has been delayed until at least April as the Conservatives evaluate the effect of falling oil prices.
Opposition is mounting from environmentalists and politicians in the NDP’s home base of Quebec.
He says only 14% of Canadians would benefit from income-splitting.
That’s just 0.5% of the province’s budget, which hovers around $120 billion.
The massive chromite deposit would be a big boon to the province’s economy and create jobs in northern communities, the premier says.