Respond to our demands or else...
EDMONTON — Alberta is demanding economic action from the federal government that would include reducing red tape for business and cutting some consumer costs.
Premier Ed Stelmach sent a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday that also said Alberta wants to have a seat at the table for any North American climate change talks.
Alberta's wish list in advance of next month's first ministers meeting also included a reduction in national park fees for Canadian residents, lower airport fees to reduce consumer travel costs, limiting credit and debit card processing fees and tighter rules for pension plans to ensure payments to retiring workers.
Aha! Lower debit card fees! I always knew Stelmach was a closet Jack Layton supporter!
In fairness to Ed, he goes on to ask for a trade and labour mobility agreement between the provinces, which would be a very positive development.