Comments from NDP leader Thomas Mulcair have struck a nerve with western provinces.
He's now suggesting that the premiers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC are Stephen Harper's messengers on the impact of the oilsands on the economy.
Premier Alison Redford has responded with a tweet and Facebook message saying Mulcair's comments "do not display national leadership", and they are "divisive and ill-informed".
She doesn't stop there, adding that as Premier of Alberta, she expects that "someone would have the courtesy to properly inform themselves, rather than making disparaging comments about Alberta."
Mulcair sparked the back-and-forth by saying the oilsands were inflating the Canadian dollar, and hurting the manufacturing sector. (kdr)
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Alison Redford's facebook comment