Today, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Leela Aheer released the following statement on the appointment of Alberta Federation of Labour President and former federal NDP candidate Gil McGowan as co-chair to the NDP government’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee:
“The NDP is now in a well established pattern of appointing party loyalists, former candidates and anti-pipeline activists to key positions across government.
“Mr. McGowan has a long history of advocating against current pipeline proposals to move Alberta's energy products to tidewater in every direction, including Northern Gateway, Keystone XL and Energy East.
“Appointments such as these send a message of instability and uncertainty, and raise questions about whether Alberta is a safe place to invest.”