Good grief. I wonder if anyone actually knows what the NEP really was anymore. Of course, it doesn’t really matter.
Alan Dunn, an outspoken member of Strathcona County council, compares the new regional board to the infamous NEP, the Trudeau government’s national energy program that caused an uproar in Alberta in 1980.
“This is a kind of mini-NEP that is being imposed on the surrounding areas for the benefit of Edmonton,” said Dunn.