It’s been just over a year since the NDP was elected to a majority government under leader Rachel Notley. Ending decades of PC stewardship, Notley’s vision for Alberta is a much different place to live and thrive from both a business and personal perspective. At the end of May 2015, when Notley was sworn in as our 17th premier, the price of oil closed at approximately $60 USD/bbl. A year later, the price has been hovering around the $45 to $50 USD/bbl range for a while, with no immediate signs of significant movement for many months to come. Yet, several would still agree oil and gas has been, and for the foreseeable future will continue to be, the financial backbone for the wellbeing of this province.