Tax­pay­ers Shouldn’t Have to Foot the Bill for Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau’s Fail­ure

The Miracle - - National & Int -

Shan­non Stubbs, Con­ser­va­tive Shadow Min­is­ter for Nat­u­ral Re­sources, is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment today re­gard­ing the Trans Moun­tain Ex­pan­sion: “Only Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau could take a pro­ject that Cana­di­ans sup­port, cre­ates thou­sands of jobs, and helps our econ­omy, and put it on tax­payer-funded life sup­port. “The fact that the only so­lu­tion the Prime Min­is­ter has pro­posed is us­ing tax­payer dol­lars to back­stop this pro­ject is ev­i­dence of his failed en­ergy pol­icy. The Lib­er­als have had a year and a half to come up with a plan to en­sure that this im­por­tant pro­ject gets built, but in­stead of tak­ing ac­tion and es­tab­lish­ing a con­crete plan, they have done noth­ing while road­block after road­block has been thrown in the way of Kin­der Mor­gan. “Kin­der Mor­gan never asked for tax­payer money or a fed­eral back­stop. They sim­ply want cer­tainty, clar­ity, and a so­lu­tion to the on­go­ing chal­lenges and de­lays. “Noth­ing the Fi­nance Min­is­ter said today will en­sure that the Trans Moun­tain Ex­pan­sion ac­tu­ally gets built. The Lib­er­als still don’t have a con­crete plan of ac­tion to re­move de­lays. Their own poli­cies con­tinue to drive en­ergy in­vest­ment out of Canada at his­toric lev­els. “Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau failed Canadian work­ers and our en­ergy sec­tor as a whole when he ve­toed the ap­proved Northern Gate­way pipe­line and when he killed the En­ergy East pipe­line with last minute rule changes and a reg­u­la­tory stan­dard that doesn’t ap­ply to any other sec­tor of the Canadian econ­omy. His de­ci­sions to im­pose an oil tanker ban, a job-killing car­bon tax and new reg­u­la­tions that pe­nal­ize Canadian oil ex­ports have dam­aged in­vestor con­fi­dence and forced com­pa­nies to re­con­sider fu­ture projects. “Now the Trans Moun­tain Ex­pan­sion is at risk be­cause the Prime Min­is­ter has put Canada at a se­ri­ous com­pet­i­tive dis­ad­van­tage. No amount of tax­pay­ers’ money will be enough to make up for Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau’s failed poli­cies. “An­drew Scheer’s Con­ser­va­tives will con­tinue to de­mand that the gov­ern­ment come up with a real plan to ad­dress this cri­sis, and we will con­tinue to cham­pion Canadian en­ergy.”

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