CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - The former head of the Norwegian government's oil directorate is speaking in Calgary on Friday, April 17.

Rolf Wiborg, who has four decades experience in Norway's oil industry - both for private companies and as a Norwegian regulator - will address the Alberta Federation of Labour's biennial convention in the Calgary Convention Centre at 10:35 a.m. Wiborg will speak about the need for a publicly-owned energy corporation to champion value-added development in the oil sands.

"You have to give up this idea that someone else has the right to tell you what to do with your resources or how your society should run," Wiborg said, noting that ensuring Canadians collect a fair share from the oil resources they own will take political will. "It can be done, but do the Canadian people have the power and the will? Do they have the collectiveness and guts to do it?"

Who: Rolf Wiborg, former Director of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Where: Calgary Convention Centre (120 - 9th Ave. S.E. Calgary)
South Building - McLeod Hall
When: 10:35 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015

Contact Information:

Olav Rokne
Communications Director,
Alberta Federation of Labour
780.218.4351 (cell)