East coast proud

The Coast - - THIS WEEK -

When the Lib­er­als won all 32 of the fed­eral seats in At­lantic Canada, we were told that they would work closely with the re­gion’s four Lib­eral pre­miers to de­liver “real” re­sults. How­ever, af­ter two years in of­fice, it is clear that Con­ser­va­tives are the only ones fight­ing for At­lantic Canada.

The Lib­er­als failed to cham­pion the Cana­dian en­ergy sec­tor, re­sult­ing in the can­cel­la­tion of the En­ergy East Pipe­line; failed to ne­go­ti­ate a new soft­wood lum­ber agree­ment, putting thou­sands of Cana­dian forestry work­ers’ jobs at risk; and were com­pletely un­able to tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween le­git­i­mate tax cheats and hard­work­ing mom-and-pop busi­nesses just try­ing to make a liv­ing. En­trepreneurs in At­lantic Canada and their em­ploy­ees de­serve bet­ter. This year is go­ing to be crit­i­cal for Canada, with NAFTA ne­go­ti­a­tions not show­ing progress and Don­ald Trump cham­pi­oning his pro­tec­tion­ist poli­cies. Given his track record, Cana­di­ans are rightly wor­ried that Justin Trudeau is not ca­pa­ble of de­liv­er­ing for hard­work­ing Cana­dian work­ers and busi­ness op­er­a­tors at the NAFTA ne­go­ti­at­ing ta­ble.

At­lantic Cana­di­ans can count on the Con­ser­va­tive Party to keep fight­ing for them and for projects and poli­cies that will strengthen our econ­omy. Hon. Rob Moore, Con­ser­va­tive shadow min­is­ter for At­lantic Canada

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