There's no shortage of reaction to Encana moving their headquarters out of Calgary and to the United States.

MP for the Banff- Airdrie riding Blake Richards says the move is a direct result of the federal liberals energy policies which are making it harder for energy companies to invest in Canada, and that this doesn't come as a surprise.

Richards says "It's very sad to see, but I think unfortunately it's something many people anticipated would happen if Justin Trudeau was reelected. I hope that he will actually sit up and pay attention to this and do something to show that he's got some concern and wants to see the situation improve."

Richards says he understands the extreme frustration Albertans in particular are feeling, after a several big hits to our energy sector.

"The first thing we saw after the election was Huskey laying off hundreds of people. We had one of our most technologically advanced drilling companies move their rigs all down to the states and now we have Encana moving their operations down there."

Calgary Conservative MP, Michelle Rempel posted on Twitter the move, is a "Death blow to Calgary."

Encana says they've also changed the company's name to Ovintiv, essentially removing any reference to Canada from their company profile.