Old King Coal

This September, The Fairmont Empress will be rolling out the red carpet for the Coal Association of Canada's 46th conference on coal. But what kind of hospitality will they receive from the Campbell administration? Well, Minister of State for Mining Bill Bennett is scheduled to speak to the conference. However, some suspect he'll be doing more than whispering sweet nothings in the industry's ear. Perhaps, for example, Minister Bennett might announce a resource roads initiative - subsidizing the construction of the transportation infrastructure needed to...er...take advantage of the province's natural wealth? Who knows! Certainly not your humble organ.

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