Why demanding Ottawa intervene to bend B.C. to Alberta's will is probably a terrible idea, from Alberta's point of view

David J. Climenhaga

All Albertans are fed scary stories about perfidious Liberals led by the tyrant Pierre Trudeau and the nefarious provincial-rights-stealing National Energy Program (NEP) with their mothers' milk. We all understand that This Must Never Happen Again.

The ideas the NEP wrecked the provincial economy in the 1980s and that the elder Trudeau did it on purpose are mostly baloney, to stick with nutrition metaphors, but at this point it's pretty hard to persuade any...

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