Alberta NDP MP Heather McPherson says she supports the energy industry but that the war room is 'absurd' and pulls attention from existing opportunities for strong oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, pictured in Ottawa in May 2019 with Energy Minister Sonya Savage, promised an energy war room while campaigning for his seat. Since its inception, it has been plagued with controversy and criticism. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Despite a string of controversies since its December 2019 launch, Conservative Alberta MPs say the province’s energy war room is an important support and voice for the energy sector.
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Barring residents who haven’t been vaccinated from travelling to another province may be the unlikeliest of scenarios, but Prof. Krishnamurthy says he sees certificates being used to confer benefits to pass holders.