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Bell: Alberta, shafted and alone, is forced to act

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Here is where we are left.

The pain is deep, the anger is real, today’s choices stink.

We are in a world of hurt. Alberta is all alone and must act. It’s nuts we’ve been forced into this position.

But we are left with the nuclear option.

On Sunday night, Premier Notley tells us her government will temporarily force oil companies to cut their production by 8.7%.

Alberta oil is being sold for next to nothing. There’s a backlog. The federal government said there’d be pipelines. We don’t have them.

Notley says there was no relief in sight.

“When confronted with serious threats to our jobs and industry in the past, governments have used their authority to defend our province,” says the premier.

So it goes. Alberta on the short end of the stick.

Our federal government under Trudeau doesn’t give a damn what’s happening in these parts.

Trudeau’s Ottawa crowd rubs salt in our wounds, telling us they feel what we feel but doing nothing to help.

They kill pipelines to tidewater, except for the one still in........

© Calgary Sun