Media Advisory: Rock-bottom Royalties Costing Albertan Billions

Government mail-out misleading about efforts to collect fair share for taxpayers

Alberta is nearly in last place in collecting a fair share of royalties from conventional oil and gas.

On Friday, May 9, the Alberta Federation of Labour will release internal government budget documents that show the province has one of the cheapest royalty regimes in North American.

“Alison Redford wants us to believe – is willing to spend $350,000 trying to convince us – that her government is getting a fair price for Alberta’s natural resources,” AFL president Gil McGowan said. “The numbers show it isn’t true, and no amount of spin will make it true.”

What:
News Conference tomorrow at
11:30 a.m.

Who:
McConanchie Room
1, Lobby Level
Delta Airport Hotel
2001 Airport Road NE, Calgary AB

When:
11:30 a.m., Friday, May 10

Who:
Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Olav Rokne, AFL Communications Director at 780-289-6528
(cell) or via email orokne@afl.org.


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