Conservative Party Stands up for Jobs and Economic Growth in Canada’s Energy Sector

January 28, 2016


Ottawa, ON – Today the Conservative Party of Canada introduced a motion in the House of Commons asking that Justin Trudeau recognize the importance of the energy sector to the Canadian economy and to support resource development in an environmentally sustainable and economically responsible manner.

“Justin Trudeau’s pattern of dismissing our country’s energy sector is alarming and shows disregard for Canadian families who depend on the success of the sector,” noted the Hon. Candice Bergen, Critic for Natural Resources. “The Liberal Party is creating excuses to deny new pipeline proposals and delay the development of Transmountain, Energy East and Liquefied Natural Gas projects.”

“I will use today’s motion to ask that Liberal Members of Parliament express their support for the Energy East pipeline project and to acknowledge the importance of the energy sector to our national economy and the role which sustainable resource developments plays in creating jobs and supporting hard-working Canadian families.”

At exactly the same time as thousands of Canadians are losing their jobs in the resources sector, the Liberal Government is introducing regulations that will impede the Canadian energy sector from getting oil and energy resources to market in the safest way possible. Instead of allowing scientific experts to make environmental assessments free from political oversight, Prime Minister Trudeau is centralizing the decision making process in the PMO without proper public oversight.

“These new regulations mean that Canada is no longer open for business and sends a terrible message to the resources sector, and to investors around the world,” noted the Hon. Ed Fast, Critic for the Environment and Climate Change. “In the future, job creators can expect longer delays, more regulatory hurdles, and regular political interference in the process. Any regulations that exceed those of our American partners puts Canadian firms at a competitive disadvantage.”



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