Loading articles...

'We're all aware:' Alberta premier doesn't want to go over old ground at meeting

Last Updated Dec 6, 2018 at 12:56 pm MDT

Rachel Notley is the latest political leader to wade into the oil market THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she’ll have allies in the room to help push talks on the oil-price crisis at the upcoming first ministers meeting in Montreal.

She says she expects there will be support for her government’s concerns because all provinces depend on a healthy Alberta economy to some extent for their schools, hospitals and roads.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to face criticism from premiers about the federal approach to pipelines, carbon taxes and oil prices — none of which are specifically on the agenda.

READ MORE: First ministers meeting shaping up to be most acrimonious in years

Speaking at the Edmonton airport before flying to Quebec, she noted that forecasts for Canada’s economic growth are already more muted because of the low price Alberta is getting for its oil.

She also says she doesn’t want to spend time listening to what the federal government says it is already doing to try to address the issue.

Notley says the first ministers need to talk about concrete ways to keep people employed and to keep Canada’s economy prosperous.

WATCH: Alberta to cut oil production