Corbella: The enemies of Alberta’s energy industry are running the province

There is much irony in the Alberta Teachers’ Association repeatedly hiring anti-oil-and-gas types to speak at its conventions.

First, they paid David Suzuki $50,000 to speak to teachers; now it’s Tzeporah Berman. She’s not exactly a household name in Canada, but well-known as an attacker of all things petroleum — even though, judging from her appearances at every energy hotspot with a rolling television camera, she uses more than her fair share of oil and gas, just like Suzuki.

One major irony, of course, is the reason why our teachers are the best paid in the country has everything to do with Alberta’s main economic driver — its world-class, ethical energy industry that sends billions of dollars in royalties into government coffers.