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Premier Notley blasts Jane Fonda for oilsands criticism

Premier Rachel Notley didn’t mince words when addressing actress Jane Fonda’s tour of the Alberta oilsands.

“I would suggest that if someone’s going to come to Alberta, a province that is going through significant economic downturn, fly over a city that’s going through a significant economic downturn that’s just been through the largest natural disaster in the history of Canada, and then lecture them about where they should get jobs elsewhere… that’s super tone deaf.”

She added that Fonda “dining out on [her] celebrity” should be paired “with knowledge and research.”

Notley has criticized the use of non-fact based generalizations and exaggerations, and says Fonda didn’t take the government up on its offer to explain the province’s energy policies. The activist called Justin Trudeau a “disappointment” on Wednesday for approving two pipeline extensions.

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