Vancouver, BC – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today issued the following statement regarding Justin Trudeau’s ‘vision’ for the future of Canada’s natural resources presented by Liberal Minister Amarjeet Sohi this morning in Calgary:
“For four years Justin Trudeau has attacked Canadian energy workers and passed laws that will make it harder for them to earn a living. He told Canadians in 2017 that he wanted to ‘phase out’ the oil sands and has since passed several laws that will do exactly that. For once, Justin Trudeau is exactly as advertised.
“Before Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, Canada had three private companies willing to invest more than $30 billion to build three nation-building projects that would have created tens of thousands of jobs and generated billions in economic activity. Today, none of those projects remain thanks to Trudeau’s policies. Those companies continue to invest in pipelines elsewhere in the world. Just not in Canada.
“The good news is that in October, Canadians will have a chance to elect a Conservative government that will champion Canada’s natural resources. As Prime Minister, I will cancel the carbon tax, repeal Bill C-69, the No-More-Pipelines Bill, end the BC shipping ban, establish timelines for approvals, eliminate foreign interference in approvals process, and invoke federal jurisdiction when necessary.
“I will also champion a national energy corridor for pipelines and transmission lines that would allow these major, job-creating projects to get built while also minimizing environmental impact. I am confident that our Conservative plan will give Canada the best chance of having these kinds of projects succeed.
“While Trudeau divides Canadians and attacks our energy workers, Conservatives have a plan to unite Canadians, get Canada’s resource sector back to work, and help all Canadians get ahead.”