MLA Cal Dallas promoting bitumen in Europe

As Premier Alison Redford took to the air to lament the widening price differential between Alberta bitumen and world crude, Cal Dallas took a Euro-coaster of a trip to do something about it.

Dallas, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations, met with dozens of officials from business and government in five European capitals, pitching Alberta bitumen with a worrisome Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) vote looming. His quest: a fair shake for Alberta bitumen with the province’s third largest trading partner and the nation’s second largest source of foreign investment.

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