Aheer Statement on Appointment of McGowan to NDP Panel

EDMONTON, AB: Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Leela Aheer released the following statement on the appointment of Alberta Federation of Labour President and former federal NDP candidate Gil McGowan as co-chair to the NDP government’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee:

“The NDP is now in a well established pattern of appointing party loyalists, former candidates and anti-pipeline activists to key positions across government.

“Mr. McGowan has a long history of advocating against current pipeline proposals to move Alberta’s energy products to tidewater in every direction, including Northern Gateway,Keystone XL and Energy East.

“Appointments such as these send a message of instability and uncertainty, and raise questions about whether Alberta is a safe place to invest.”