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Sen. Elaine McCoy

Independent Progressive Conservative Senator, Alberta

Elaine McCoy has been sitting in the Senate as an independent Progressive Conservative Senator from Alberta since 2005. She previously worked as a lawyer and was the former Labour Minister in Alberta’s Getty government. She regularly blogs about her experiences in Ottawa at

What Role Should the Canadian Oil Sands Play in the World Energy Mix?

Are we entitled to deny the benefit of our resources to people aspiring to a higher standard of living in other parts of the world or can we find a way to deliver the resource in a manner that does not unduly burden the planet with additional greenhouse gas emissions?
08/12/2011 09:04 EDT