Clark accuses Albertans of not considering environment
B.C. premier Christy Clark accused Albertans of not thinking enough about the environment and says that resident in both provinces suffer from a wide cultural divide.
Published Friday, October 5, 2012 12:17PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, October 5, 2012 12:22PM MDT
B.C. premier Christy Clark, now at home in Vancouver after a trip to Calgary earlier this week, let her true feelings for Albertans come out.
During an interview with a Vancouver reporter, Clark said there is a big cultural divide between Alberta and B.C. and accused residents of not thinking a lot about environmental issues facing the province.
Premier Alison Redford is quick to react to the comments, calling them unfair. “It’s absolutely not a fair statement. Albertans are proud of how we view that, what our record has been and I’m disappointed to hear those comments.”
Clark sat down with Redford earlier this week to discuss the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
She is standing by her commitment to oppose the pipeline, saying the environmental risk is not worth the small portion of money they would pocket from the pipeline.
Clark also threatened this week to possibly withhold power permits needed to build the pipeline.
Redford said that she would not comment on Clark’s threat.