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The man from Irving – National Observer

First in a three-part series about Premier Blaine Higgs, the Irvings and the politics of New Brunswick.

The IJack Technologies Inc. plant — which makes equipment for the oil and gas industry — stands on a lonely highway in the big-sky prairies of southeastern Saskatchewan, just up the road from Moosomin, population 2,500.

This remote corner of the country gained a national profile last February when 250 people gathered at the factory for a pro-pipeline rally. The names of a couple of the headliner speakers — federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe — weren’t surprising. The two, like Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, are united in the belief Ottawa is stiffing the West by failing to make pipelines materialize and by imposing a carbon tax.

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