For the first time in several months the price of oil has risen above 50 dollars a barrel.
The price has been climbing for the past couple of months.
Premier Rachel Notley says while that is good news for the province, “it would be a fool’s game to change government policy based on a 2 to 3 day rally”.
She says, “the province has made cautious and prudent projections based on the best advice available and the government will continue to move forward based on those projections.”
When it comes to her statement about supporting the federal carbon tax but there has to be some movement on the pipeline issue, Notley says she won’t speculate on what that means if Ottawa ignores her request.
She says hundreds and thousands of hours of work has gone into the development of the province’s climate change plan and it’s something that you can’t snap your finger and have it happen with a predictable outcome and says Ottawa just announcing a price without working with the provinces is not going to work.
Notley in also speaking to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention in Edmonton told municipal politicians the province is not in a growth position and if they come up with ideas for new programs, they also have to look at areas what else needs to be pulled to fund innovative new ideas.