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Prentice Promises A Lot Of Accomplishments At Leader's Dinner

11/13/2014 01:10 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 05:59 EST
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RED DEER, - Premier Jim Prentice has told supporters in Red Deer, Alta., that he expects his government to accomplish a lot.

Prentice noted at the annual Conservative Leader's Dinner on Wednesday night that his government has 230 schools under design and will provide 464 continuing care beds before the end of the year.

He said one of the items on his agenda is to create an environment accord for Alberta.

He said he intends to have the framework for that available for the public by the end of the year.

Prentice also spoke about the uncertain state of the energy sector, given falling oil prices.

He said his government can't control international oil prices but can control access to markets "to make sure we get world oil prices."

He also said his past experience working with American officials may be beneficial in the push for approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.

"The approach that I take, relative to working with the United States, will obviously reflect my own personality, but my history with the United States. I was the environment minister for Canada who brought in, along with the Americans, the fuel efficiency standards that we now have for all passenger vehicles and trucks."

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