Why Alberta's devotion to oil is making tech companies want to leave the province - 2020-04-07

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F182.png Why Alberta's devotion to oil is making tech companies want to leave the province April 7, 2020, Kyle Bakx, CBC News

The Alberta government's decision to commit billions of dollars to support the Keystone XL oil pipeline came as a surprise when it was announced last week, despite the government working with TC Energy for about six months, according to officials.

What was unsurprising about the announcement was the continued unabashed support by the government for the province's oilpatch, which some tech sector companies say is driving them to consider leaving Alberta.

Premier Jason Kenney's campaign promises during last year's election included setting up a $30-million "war room" to attack those who criticize the industry on social media or elsewhere, urging oil companies to sue environmental groups like Greenpeace for defamation and, like U.S. President Donald Trump, pulling back regulations on oil and gas companies.

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{{cite news | first = Kyle | last = Bakx | title = Why Alberta's devotion to oil is making tech companies want to leave the province | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tech-alberta-kxl-keystone-1.5523929 | work = CBC News | date = April 7, 2020 | accessdate = April 8, 2020 }}