Because oil and gas production is the only thing Alberta is good at. They can't diversify; they don't have an educated workforce. Everyone who doesn't fit the Albertan mold has already left. Take away oil and gas and you condemn the while province to poverty.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.