Harper keen to learn details of Alberta’s national energy plan

CALGARY — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he’s intrigued, but also a little mystified over Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s plan for a national energy strategy.

CALGARY — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he’s intrigued, but also a little mystified over Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s plan for a national energy strategy.

Speaking on a provincewide radio show (Rutherford CHQR), Harper said he looks forward to talking to Redford and other provincial leaders about it.

Harper joked that he gets nervous when he hears the words “national” and “energy” together.

Albertans to this day blame the national energy program created by former Liberal prime minister Pierre Trudeau in the early 1980s for depressing oil prices.

Redford and the premiers of Saskatchewan and B.C. have said they’ll go to Ottawa soon to discuss their energy strategy.

Redford has signalled she wants to ensure that everyone is working together to promote the nation’s energy resources and take the lead on environmentally friendly initiatives

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