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All gas, no brakes in court

When I moved to Calgary as a young man in the mid-’80s, I was drawn to the city for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the province’s image of a land of plenty with jobs for everyone. Unfortunately, my timing was more than a little off. The Alberta economy had boomed for a number of years following the 1979 energy crisis.  Plentiful jobs in the oil patch drew wave after wave of dreamers hoping to make it rich.  The price of oil peaked around 1981, but for the next few years the price would remain high.  Even in...

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