CALGARY, Alberta – Alberta’s newly appointed Energy Minister, Marg McCuaig-Boyd, was standing in silence yesterday at the first joint industry meeting regarding Alberta’s Oil & Gas future.
The gathering was to be a preliminary meeting prior to Calgary’s Oil Expo to try and hash out a rudimentary forecast of how the government and industry could play nice together and not bring the whole house of cards crashing down around Alberta’s proverbial ankles. What no one expected was what Minister McCuaig-Boyd began talking about when she began to speak so enthusiastically.
While we do not profess to brag, it seems that Marg McCuaig-Boyd had somehow become fixated on Proved Plus Probable (2P News) and in her utter and glorious excitement took it as PNG Gospel. It seems the room full of industry leaders listening to her was very quiet right up until she deplored the proposed Keystoned Pipeline, and endorsed the plan to pave all of Albertas roads.
“She got up there and started quoting these articles from 2P News. It was almost epic if it hadn’t been so damn terrifying. She thought that garbage was real! So we sat there, a crowd of almost 300, and listened to her talk for about 45 minutes. Bendovus this, Finite Resources that, Cheaterson, Gheytex, SloPump Services, and good god, BallSmack!? Sweet mother of fracking what was she smoking? We haven’t seen anything that embarrassing since Alison Redford tried to change her name to Barbie Cummings. – Johnson DeWeards, Mooncor, speaking to 2P News after the conference
While 2P News appreciates that she liked our writing style and intensity, it is with great remorse that we may have duped such a naive political figure into believing our stories. We feel slightly ashamed and embarrassed for Marg McCuaig-Boyd, as our incredible skills have seemingly led her astray.
We have always tailored our writing to industry specialists and insiders, but to NDP folk it seems the satire is lost and only the vague, Arial size 10 font truth remains. But we did get hundreds of extra hits as the majority of the new government studied up for any energy related media questions next week, and we love new traffic!