Hardscrabble to hardball
Alberta premier draws on roots to tackle Big Oil; tells critics ‘this isn’t a compromise’
For Petroleum News
Ed Stelmach has done what none of his predecessors dared to do in the past 60 years — rewritten the province’s oil and gas royalty regime.
Whether inspired or foolish, that’s not bad for a man often portrayed as plodding and, as one acid-tongued critic put it, having “the charisma of a roof rack.”
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Oct. 25 unveiling
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