“This may be our last shot at it,” said captain of industry Paul Antle this week as he set off to find other captains of industry to help him save the province. .
Gotta get off the oil, see. The Tories have frigged everything up..
Not so very long ago another rich guy-turned-politician said pretty much the same sort of thing.
The Liberals had cocked things up so badly – said captain of industry Danny Williams - that he was trying to get oil royalties that Ottawa was taking.
They weren’t really doing that, as Williams later admitted, but hey, why let the facts get in the way of a good story.
“Williams provided [Macleans scribbler Paul Wells with] chapter and verse of his battle with Ottawa for a bigger share of the wealth generated by offshore oil. He passionately advanced the idea that this is his province's last, best hope to become a have rather than a perennial have-not.” That was December 2004..