This release was issued under a previous government.

“I am very pleased with today’s announcement that Energy East is moving forward. My government made a commitment to the project as part of our efforts to build new markets and get a fairer price for the oil resources Albertans own. This is truly a nation-building project that will diversify our economy and create new jobs here in Alberta and across the country.

The partnerships we have seen develop across the country on projects like Energy East, are the clearest examples yet of the Canadian Energy Strategy in action. That’s why I’ve been pushing the strategy — to spur cooperation between the provinces in getting Canada’s energy onto international markets, to get fairer prices and in turn be able to provide the high quality of living Albertans, and Canadians, deserve. Building new markets is a key part of our government's Building Alberta Plan.

At last week’s Council of the Federation meeting we reached consensus on a Canadian Energy Strategy and agreed on ten action areas for moving the strategy forward. I'm proud of what we have achieved so far and I will continue working with other Premiers to build new energy export markets. All Canadians benefit from a strong energy economy, and we are stronger working together.”

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

Neala Barton
Office of the Premier
587-991-8935 (cell)


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