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Op-eds | July 27, 2011

What in tar-nation?:

There’s less than meets the eye to Alberta’s surprising about-face on a national energy strategy.

I never thought I’d see the day when the words “national,” “energy” and “strategy” would be strung together and promoted by the Alberta government. For 30 years, Pierre Trudeau’s 1980 National Energy Program (NEP) had been recurrently trotted out by Alberta premiers and Calgary’s oilpatch, strung up, and ritualistically pummelled.

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