Former Alberta premier Alison Redford returns as consensus builder on energy transition – Financial Post

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Former Alberta premier Alison Redford returns as consensus builder on energy transition – Financial Post

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015220 Views

November 24, 2015

Alison Redford, consensus builder? Alberta’s former premier, a divisive figure in Canadian politics, is making a comeback as leader of a Conference Board of Canada initiative to find common ground in the energy development versus environmental protection debate and create a “transition energy roadmap” for Canada.

In an interview Tuesday, Redford said she is “absolutely done” with politics, but wants to contribute as a developer of policy that builds on the climate change plan put forward by Canada this week and the national energy strategy she first proposed in 2012 that, after much fine-tuning, was eventually embraced by Canadian premiers last summer.

As the executive director of the Canadian Transition Energy Initiative, Redford, 50, said her project aims to get together people with different views — from industry to aboriginal communities, environmental organizations to researchers, consumers to government — for discussions, to share research, and come to a national consensus for a transition roadmap that allows proposed pipelines to move forward.

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