The Alberta Federation of Labour is disappointed, but not surprised that two hundred full time Petro Canada employees have been laid off.
President Gil McGowan says it can be blamed on the stall of the Fort Hills Oilsands Project.
But he also expects more layoffs due to the merger of Petro-Can and Suncor.
The company says the layoffs have nothing to do with the merger and can be blamed solely on the delay in the Fort Hills project north of Fort McMurray.
CHQR Newsroom, Wed Apr 15 2009