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Ted the Terrible downplays oil sands in favour of clean energy

Alberta's new energy minister, Ted Morton, is reaching out to Canada, downplaying the oil sands in favour of new, clean-energy technology

One could be forgiven for thinking Alberta’s new energy minister, Ted Morton, has gone soft. Ted the Terrible, as he’s known in political circles, is not known for his commitment to political niceties. After engineering a back-room coup that deposed former Alberta premier Ed Stelmach, the one-time front-runner and former finance minister finished a disappointing fourth in the Tory leadership race. But instead of being sidelined in an expected purge, Morton, an unabashed leader of the party’s hawkish right wing, found himself as Alberta’s new energy minister. Many saw it as a sign of Alberta’s determination to take a tougher stance against critics of its oil and gas industry, particularly i

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