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It was among the most high-profile gigs in Alberta’s government staff – press secretary to the Environment Minister.
In that role, Mark Cooper was spokesman for a ministry in the spotlight as Alberta faces mounting questions about the effects of energy development, defending the province’s record in mitigating the impact of the oil sands. From there, Mr. Cooper became spokesman for Cal Dallas, Alberta’s minister of international and intergovernmental relations. It’s Mr. Dallas who travels, promoting, for instance, the province’s pipeline projects.