Is this why Jim Prentice jumped into Alberta politics?
Snap above from Prentice’s 2015 austerity slash and burn education and health budget, but give plenty to the oil and gas industry!~
This snap below taken from the AER’s website on April 13, 2015:
If the AER is a corporation, completely funded by the oil and gas industry, why is Prentice fronting it public money to operate while slashing health and education?
ERCB becomes the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
REDA is born, complete with the Ernst clause
Redford puts Encana’s Gerard Protti into position as Chair
The oil and gas and frac industry is given control of Alberta’s fresh water
$154.4 AER operating costs to be fully paid for by industry.
Taxpayers paid $47 million; industry $112.7