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Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservative government had appeared to be softening on the issue of a national securities regulator.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservative government had appeared to be softening on the issue of a national securities regulator.
(Chris Bolin For The Globe and Mail)

Alberta’s opposition to national regulator unlikely to change

Alberta’s perennial push-back on the idea of a national securities regulator has its roots in the province’s long history of jealously guarding control of its oil and gas resources.

Premier Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservative government had appeared to be softening on the issue, though, so it is not known yet how getting blindsided by the federal finance minister and two other provinces with a new plan might influence its moves.