The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Former Industry Minister Jim Prentice, now CIBC's vice-chair, says Canada needs to push forward on pipeline construction so it can export the oil and gas in Western Canada to markets in Asia.
Former Industry Minister Jim Prentice, now CIBC's vice-chair, says Canada needs to push forward on pipeline construction so it can export the oil and gas in Western Canada to markets in Asia.
(Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)

Alberta premier’s office might be poisoned chalice for Jim Prentice

The Jim Prentice speaking circuit has run through Ottawa in recent months – a pair of relatively wonkish speeches about Canada’s energy future and failures on the environment file.

Not the stuff barnburners are made of, but the ex-cabinet figure and then-CIBC-vice-chairman nonetheless still casts a long shadow in the capital – and the speeches gave an impression of a man (and rumoured aspirant to the Prime Minister’s Office) not quite done with politics.