This is part of the the Government of Alberta’s public relations campaign.
Ed Stelmach submitted this as a letter to the Washington Post, but the paper refused to print it. Ed Stelmach bought advertisement space and had it printed.
Alberta is now using the following quote from the “letter” in an electronic billboard advertising campaign at Times Square: “A good neighbour lends you a cup of sugar. A great neighbour supplies you with 1.4 million barrels of oil per day.”
More: “A shove from south of the border.” Gillian Steward, Toronto Star. September 14, 2010.