With the provinces economy still sluggish the climate crisis seems to be a secondary issue for voters in Canadas federal election
Robyn Moser still remembers the bidding wars for mansions when Calgarys oil economy roared.
In her best years the decade before a 2014 crash in petroleum prices Moser would sell more than 75 luxury homes, including estates with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Last year she sold just 40 properties and all at reduced prices.
When people list their home, what we say is: whats your hurt price? she said. And then we need to go lower from there.
Canadians go to the polls on 21 October in a federal election still considered too close to call.
A CBC poll tracker shows the opposition Conservatives holding a slim lead over the ruling Liberals though neither is projected to win a majority government.
But the same poll tracker projects a Tory landslide in Alberta, where the Conservatives hold a nearly 45-point lead over Justin Trudeaus Liberals.
Albertans have long been wary of the Trudeau name Justins father Pierre forced the province to sell petroleum at a discount to the rest of Canada but they did give the younger Trudeau the benefit of the doubt in 2015.
In the last federal election, the Liberals took four of the provinces 34 seats. But even then, the provincial economy was starting to slow down. The drop in oil and gas prices the previous year sent unemployment soaring to north of 10%.
The local economy has stayed sluggish ever since and many Albertans hold the prime minister responsible, accusing him of showing indifference to their plight and pandering to other parts of the country.
I think the federal government has a specific hate on for Alberta, Moser said. We have a federal government that wants to choke the Alberta economy for its own political reasons.
Meanwhile, the provinces oil sands some of the largest petroleum deposits in the world have come under attack from environmentalists who argue that extraction of the carbon-heavy fuel is incompatible with fighting climate change
Trudeau has tried to play both sides of the climate issue. He promises to make Canada a climate leader and marched in recent climate protests.