Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews protested too much.
“This government is not driven by dogma,” he said near the end of the first quarter of his 4,500-word budget speech on Thursday. “We are pragmatic about economic intervention, not doctrinaire.”
By way of evidence, Toews offered the United Conservative government’s decision to create the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corp. and seed it with $1 billion to help First Nations “become partners in energy and resource development.”
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