Jason Fekete, wrote on July 5, 2008 for his employer, the Calgary Herald:
"The NEP - which set domestic oil prices lower than the world price and steered energy exploration out of Alberta - crippled the province's economy for a decade, but it was compounded by a collapse in world oil markets." http://darrylraymaker.blogspot.com/2008/07/calgary-heralds-disrespect-of.html
Gwyn Morgan (last year) speechified as reported in the Toronto Globe and Mail:
“when Ralph became Premier , Alberta was suffering the after effects of Trudeau's national energy program followed by a prolonged slump in energy prices."
Neil Waugh (yesterday) as reported in the Edmonton Sun wrote:
". . . Pierre Trudeau's evil 1980 national energy program . . . brought on 10 years of economic winter in Alberta . . ." "http://edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2008/07/08/6093641-sun.html
All of the above indicated in italics are either statements of mendacity or ignorance.
You decide which.
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