Alberta's energy war room will have its budget slashed for the next three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced Monday. Current spending to the Canadian Energy Centre (CEC) will be cut to "subsistence operations" because most of its budget was intended for paid advertising campaigns that can no longer proceed. But Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage said in Monday's statement the provincial government still sees a need for the centre. "The CEC will continue to be required to promote and defend Canadian energy." NDP Opposition energy critic Irfan Sabir said these temporary budget reductions to the CEC are nothing to celebrate.
Source: CBC News March 31, 2020 00:00 UTC