Canadians paying for Liberals’ mistakes on Bill C-69 – by Shannon Stubbs (Regina Leader Post – April 16, 2019)

Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs is the shadow minister for natural resources.

The “no more pipelines” Bill C-69 is the centerpiece of the Liberals’ anti-resource development agenda. Despite Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi’s claim that he cares “deeply about building projects,” not a single inch of the Trans Mountain Expansion has been built.

The Liberals cancelled the Northern Gateway Pipeline and meddled to help kill Energy East, the only proposed options for export beyond the U.S. The Liberals’ bills C-48 and C-86 will unilaterally block exports from the northern B.C. coast, and from all coasts. Canada is now the only top 10 oil producer in the world with a carbon tax.

More than 120,000 oil and gas workers have lost their jobs under the Liberals, and 12,500 more Canadians are expected to lose their oil and gas jobs this year.

The Liberals continue to lose support for Bill C-69. Senators, the majority of whom were appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are trying to rewrite the bill. The Alberta Assembly of Treaty Chiefs, representing 48 First Nations, revoked its support recently, joining the National Chiefs Council, the Indian Resource Council, the Eagle Spirit Chiefs Council, and the majority of Treaty 7 First Nations in opposition.

The Mining Association of Canada, which initially supported the bill, now demands significant amendments. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland all oppose bill C-69.

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