Wall Calls On NDP To Lead Oilsands Trade Mission

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 14:50



The Saskatchewan Party says the NDP government is still not asking a fundamental question related to opportunities in Alberta’s oilsands.


Opposition leader Brad Wall and a delegation of Saskatchewan Party MLAs recently visited Fort McMurray to talk with some of the community’s movers and shakers.


Wall maintains Saskatchewan politicians should be asking oilsands firms what they need that this province can sell them.


The Saskatchewan Party leader says the NDP government should organize a trade mission to Fort McMurray as soon as possible.


As well, he is suggesting the creation of an “electronic embassy” that would allow businesses to follow up opportunities in the oilsands through a website.


Wall also believes the provincial government is still not doing enough to promote oilsands exploration in northwest Saskatchewan — an assertion that has been repeatedly rejected by Industry Minister Eric Cline.