Saturday, July 03, 2010
Ed Stelmach's good neighbours tale
That in a nutshell is the Fourth of July message from Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, as he offers up a tutorial of sorts for Americans on the importance of Alberta oil to the economic structure of America.
Stelmach first attempted to reach the huddled masses yearning to drive via a letter to the editorial pages of the New York Times, however, the editorial board didn't feel that his treatise on the importance of oil was of sufficient gravitas to scoop editorial space, taking a pass on his work.
With some politicians in the USA not overly thrilled with the latest pipeline plans from the northern reaches of Alberta and threatening to slow that flow, Stelmach decided that in order to make sure that the message was delivered in a timely fashion, advertising was the way to go, purchasing a full page ad in the Times.
You can follow along with Premier Ed's talking points with this reproduction of his thoughts as shared with the neighbours.