Friday, October 05, 2012

Is The Snook Starting To Scare Business?


In the wake of our (not) Premier's statement earlier this week that she might withhold power from Northern Gateway, the Globe's Justine Hunter elicited the following quote from a big money business bund:

...“Investment craves certainty,” noted Travis Davies, spokesman for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). “If you are investing billions of dollars, a stable and predictable climate is something you care about.”...

At the end of Ms. Hunter's piece, which is a good one (and very column-like), she has this to say:

...It was left to Mr. Dix, on the heels of Ms. Clark’s Calgary campaign (earlier this week), to fret about the impact on investment and interprovincial relations.

“This is a moment where Western Canada can really expand its influence in the country,” he said in an interview. “I know we are in an election year here, but what you need is a business-like relationship.”

To sum up, we have CAPP and Mr. Dix preaching the same message, while Ms. Clark antagonizes Alberta with her over-my-dead-body stance on oil pipelines.

Even in an election year, it makes one a little giddy...

Interesting take, no?


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