Another issue with the Norwailing, which Cosh doesn't bring up at all, is that Alberta had to deal with that Rat Bastard Trudeau. The National Energy Program cost jobs, opportunity, and value of the oilsands. Did Norway have to put up with that? Was there a worthless piece of shit EU President akin to Trudeau (whose grave my father has literally pissed on) that sabotaged the Norwegian oil industry and caused them a decade and a half of pain and suffering to appease Queerbec? I don't seem to recall. When foreign money got out of the oil industry and crippled Alberta (while we still, one may note, paid into equalization as per above), the province was required to cease the then-meagre inputs into the Heritage Trust Fund they were then making.