Tag: Joe Ceci

Weak oil prices undermine any chance of recovery for Alberta finances before 2019 election

Weak oil prices undermine any chance of recovery for Alberta finances before 2019 election

“There’s no self-correcting way out of this situation… if [oil] prices don’t rise, there’s no easy way.” – Tombe The Alberta government is betting on rising oil prices and growing royalties over the next year to pare its budget deficits, but how likely is that scenario? Not very, according to economist Trevor Tombe, as global […]

Fact checking Drew Barnes: Ain’t no sunshine in that man’s talking points

Fact checking Drew Barnes: Ain’t no sunshine in that man’s talking points

Nothing Drew Barnes said in Thursday’s Question Period is accurate, knowledgeable, or insightful Drew Barnes is the Wildrose energy critic, which is a pretty busy job given the size of the Alberta oil patch and the aggressive new energy and climate policies of the Rachel Notley NDP government. A reader sent me a Hansard┬álink to […]