In 1975, Peter Lougheed did more than dare to dream about a new Alberta. In that year, he acted. When Syncrude Canada was failing, his government bought 10% of the company. Peter Lougheed didn’t stop there though. He convinced Pierre Elliot Trudeau to buy 15% of Syncrude and the Premier of Ontario bought 5%.
Through those actions, Peter Lougheed ensured that others would come to Alberta to develop the Athabascan Oil Sands. Given Alberta had received its last transfer payment in 1963, development was important because Premier Lougheed didn’t want to receive another cheque from Ottawa.
Today, I want to do the same. Today, as we move from coal to renewable energy, we need to find ways of both storing energy and upgrading our grid. Today, given Toyota, VW, GM and Renault have said that they want to phase out gas powered cars in 15 years, Alberta needs to begin our transition to a post Bitumen World. We can’t wait until 2030 or 2040 to make those changes. I would like your help in bringing life to this new Alberta.
Join me at The Farmer's House kitchen (2138 33 Ave SW in Marda Loop) at 6pm on August 8, 2016 to talk about this vision. Appetizers and wine will be served.
2138 33 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2T 1Z6
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