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‘Alberta is angry,’ says political strategist who predicts big trouble there for Trudeau’s Liberals in 2019

By Abbas Rana      

The federal government needs to put in place a plan to help out Albertans in the fossil fuel industry to retrain themselves to find jobs in the green energy sector, says NDP MP Linda Duncan.

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi won his Edmonton Mill Woods, Alta., seat in 2015 by a margin of 0.2 per cent of the votes. Alberta political strategist, Stephen Carter, not pictured, is warning Liberals to expect significant political headwinds in Alberta in 2019. The Liberals won four seats in the province in 2015. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The federal government needs to put in place a strategy to help retrain workers in the fossil-fuel industry to transition to the green-energy sector, says an Alberta NDP MP. But unless construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline starts now and with Albertans “super angry,” the Liberals should forget about winning any seat in the province in 2019, says a high-profile Alberta strategist.

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