Rising oil prices could push Alberta back into black and reverse NDP’s political fortunes
by Erin Collins (feat. Kevin Birn)
June 14, 2018
Alberta's economy and its politicians live and die with the fickle ebb and flow of oil prices.
You could almost hear the provincial NDP holding its breath as the price of West Texas Intermediate, the North American benchmark price, slowly edged up to around $65 per barrel, which is almost 50 per cent higher than where it was a year ago.
It's easy to see why: the political survival of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her government could well depend on that rise.