Tuesday’s Speech from the Throne in BC appears to have riled up a few Albertans, and that has the premier’s office “clarifying” some of the points made.
That speech said Albertans have failed to diversify their economy, and thought the good times would never end.
“Consider our neighbours in Alberta – a province of similar size, and also blessed with natural resources.
Over the decades, Alberta lost its focus. They expected their resource boom never to end, failed to diversify their economy and lost control of government spending.”
As the oil slump continues Alberta is getting hit particularly hard — 10,000 jobs were lost in January alone and that has some Albertans taking to social media to express their outrage that the leader of one province has slammed theirs, especially in a throne speech.
Today, in a statement to CKNW, the premier’s office says “We have a good relationship with our partners in Alberta. … we rely on each other for our shared success.”
Premier Christy Clark recently talked up the need for federal funding for its B.C.-Alberta hydro project, saying it would help Alberta meet its goal to end emissions from coal-fired electrical plants by 2030.