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Newly elected MLA for Dunvegan Central industry is a priority, then appointing someone Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Peace-Notley, Marg McCuaig-Boyd, has been From the to this critical post with no direct energy
appointed Alberta's new Energy Minister. Publisher’s Desk experience, will not likely offer any immediate
Letter to the Editor: Even though the former school teacher, Dana McArthur comfort. Alberta organ and tissue
The new Energy Minister does say she is
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and is an unknown name in the oilpatch, she However, this election was not focussed on These traits will certainly be needed when
Robin Campbell, MLA vows that the industry has nothing to worry experience as much as it was focussed on dealing with the challenges of an industry Rob
West Yellowhead about. renewal, new faces, and new ideals. And like struggling to get back on its feet.
The general lack of portfolio experience inside most of the new NDP cabinet ministers, Let's hope with time lessons can be learned, Merrifield Man in the
the new cabinet should not really come as a McCuaig-Boyd has a steep learning curve opinions sought, and decisions made without
Tip surprise to anyone, since the PC party had a lock ahead. causing Alberta to lose its competitive Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Red Hat
Unpaid leave to hold on that aspect for the past 40 years. But if easing an already shaken energy advantage and capital investment appeal. by Craig McArthur
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