"Climate Battle Looms As Smith Wins Alberta Election And Targets Trudeau"

"Alberta's election of conservative leader Danielle Smith puts her on a collision course with Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over climate policies that she claims will undermine the province's massive fossil fuel industry.

Smith, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), defeated left-leaning New Democratic Rachel Notley on Monday, and immediately targeted Trudeau, threatening the country's ambitious climate goals.

Smith used her victory speech in Calgary to take aim at Trudeau.

"My fellow Albertans we need to come together no matter how we have voted to stand shoulder to shoulder against soon to be announced Ottawa policies that would significantly harm our provincial economy," Smith said."

Steve Scherer and Nia Williams report for Reuters May 30, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 05/31/2023