Did you ever wonder what went through the minds of the NDP when they put a bunch of radical environmental activists in charge of the future of the oil sands?
Rachel Notley stacked the Oil Sands Advisory Group with lifelong anti-oil, anti-Alberta, anti-pipeline activists like Tzeporah Berman and Karen Mahon, leaving them tasked with deciding what happens to the very industry they villainized for a living for so long.
It’s outrageous and Albertans deserve answers.
That’s why I filed a freedom of information request about how the members of the advisory group were chosen.
I asked the government to "Provide copies of all documents, including e-mails, briefing notes, backgrounders, memos, instant or text messages, media lines, etc. regarding the organizing and make up of the Oil Sands Advisory Group. From January 1, 2016 to July 18, 2016.”
What I found was that this supposedly balanced panel was stacked against Alberta’s best interests from the very beginning. No one would be included or even considered for appointment to the panel if they did not support the NDP’s vision for the oil sands.
And those environmental activists polluting the oil sands advisory group? Well it looks like they were hand picked by the NDP to sit on the panel. They did not receive the same letters of nomination that the rest of the potential panelists did.
They were special, chosen ones.
Rachel Notley chose these activists for exactly who they are. They hate oil and are going to get their hands dirty saying “no” to Alberta oil so Rachel Notley doesn't have to.