Canada: Alberta’s government in talks about offloading crude-by-rail contracts to private sector, Kenney says

By Thomson Reuters, CBC News; June 11, 2019

The Alberta government has started talks with the private sector about Canadian oil producers taking over crude-by-rail contracts signed by the previous government, Premier Jason Kenney said on Tuesday.

The talks follow a campaign promise from the recently elected United Conservative Party to scrap the former New Democratic Party government’s $3.7 billion crude-by-rail deals, which Kenney has slammed as poor value for taxpayers.

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