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‘It’s incredibly dire here’: Alberta MPs navigating COVID-19 and oil crises 

By Peter Mazereeuw      

While the new Coronavirus spreads across Canada, a supply war between Russia and Saudi Arabia has led to a plunge in the price of oil produced in Alberta.

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner, left, NDP MP Heather McPherson, and Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie are trying to help their constituents in Alberta work through the COVID-19 crisis and a sudden crash to the price of oil that underpins the province's economy. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

“I’m not really one to panic,” said Alberta MP Stephanie Kusie, speaking over the phone from her home, after closing her constituency office in Calgary Midnapore as the COVID-19 virus spreads across Canada. “I believe in preparation, but I don’t believe in panicking.”

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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