Not­ley, Trudeau throt­tling Al­berta’s en­ergy sec­tor

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Alberta -

Tax in­crease, suf­fo­cat­ing reg­u­la­tions and veto pow­ers granted by courts to abo­rig­i­nal and en­vi­ron­men­tal groups make it ex­tremely dif­fi­cult for Al­berta to re­turn to a com­pet­i­tive busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment.

Rachel Not­ley and Justin Trudeau have throt­tled the en­ergy sec­tor, the en­gine of the Cana­dian econ­omy by reg­u­lat­ing it to death.

The lat­est ex­am­ple is the Trans Moun­tain pipe­line “Ex­pan­sion” (one pipe­line laid be­side an ex­ist­ing pipe­line) stopped by a court de­ci­sion af­ter five years of try­ing to com­ply with gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions and con­sult­ing with B.C. In­dige­nous groups. Trudeau killed the North­ern Gate­way and En­ergy East pipelines by ex­pand­ing reg­u­la­tion to pan­der to Mon­treal and Que­bec politi­cians.

For­tu­nately, for us Al­ber­tans own our re­sources, and we can elect a gov­ern­ment that will be en­cour­age in­vest­ment by low­er­ing taxes and dereg­u­lat­ing and open this province up to busi­ness again. RON HIERATH LETHBRIDGE

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