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AEG: Budget 2012 makes the right moves at right time

March 30, 2012 EDMONTON: The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) says the federal budget, released by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on March 29th in Ottawa, sets the right course for the Canadian government by introducing spending restraint and positioning Canada’s economy for substantial growth. Minister Flaherty announced $5.2 billion in spending reductions and a commitment to reform immigration… Read more »

Media roundup: Chiquita Bananas’ oil sands boycott

January 3, 2012 On December 15, 2011 Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) received word that Chiquita Bananas was joining a Forest Ethics campaign to boycott use of fuel derived from the Canadian oil sands. In response, AEG called for Canadian consumers to avoid Chiquita Bananas, resulting in a flurry of media debate across the country. AEG originally… Read more »

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Chiquita Bananas reverses anti-oil sands stance

December 22, 2011 Edmonton: In a letter to Alberta Enterprise Group President Tim Shipton (click here to read the letter), Ohio-based Chiquita Bananas has reversed its position to avoid fuel derived from the Canadian oil sands. The change comes after the multinational corporation was hit with a wave of negative publicity and a consumer boycott initiated… Read more »

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Misguided green-washing: Alberta business group calls for Canada-wide Chiquita boycott

EDMONTON: Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) is urging all Canadians to boycott international brand Chiquita Bananas in light of their decision to boycott energy derived from the Canadian Oil Sands under the banner of San Francisco-based environmental group Forest Ethics. “The reality is that energy derived from the Canadian oil sands is high quality, conflict free, heavily… Read more »

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AEG dinner with the Premier generates arena discussion

Sun News coverage from AEG’s Dinner with Premier Alison Redford November 24, 2011 By: Angelique Rodriguez No provincial funding for arena: preem EDMONTON: Provincial funding for an Edmonton arena is not in the cards, said Alberta Premier Alison Redford Wednesday during a Q and A session with the Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG). Redford was the guest… Read more »