(LifeSiteNews) – Alberta premier Danielle Smith took a direct shot at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting taking place in Davos this week, saying that she wants nothing to do with a group that is out to destroy her province’s economy.
“We have to wonder if there’s if there’s an appetite in the public for me as a politician to be spending time in a paid access venue where the leaders brag about how much control they have over politicians,” said Smith yesterday while being interviewed on the Shaun Newman podcast.
“I don’t see any value in going to that. I’m focused right here in Alberta.”
Newman asked Smith to give her take on the WEF’s Davos meeting during a portion of the interview, and the premier distanced herself from people who want to eliminate the oil and gas industry on which Alberta’s economy depends.
Smith declared that she will neither “stand for” nor “rub shoulders with people who share that aspiration.”
“We’re going to make sure that our oil and natural gas industry stays strong,” she said to Newman.
Smith revealed that she is paying close attention to what is going in Davos through independent media sites like True North because she thinks “that [the WEF] unfortunately have an aspiration for our economy to shut down our energy industry.”
The reduction and eventual elimination of the use of so-called “fossil-fuels” in favor of a transition to less reliable “green” energy has been pushed by the WEF.