Ottawa, Ontario – Shannon Stubbs, Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, issued the following statement after requesting an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources to discuss the Trans Mountain Expansion:
“On Thursday, we learned that the Trudeau Liberals are spending $4.5 billion in taxpayer money to buy a pipeline that they can’t even build. The Prime Minister is personally responsible for this failure and he and his Ministers owe Canadians an explanation and a clear plan of action.
“That is why Conservatives on the Standing Committee on Natural Resources have requested an emergency committee meeting. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi need to outline a concrete plan to ensure that this pipeline project is actually completed. Due to Liberal inaction and delays, we have already missed this year’s construction season. Oil and gas workers across Canada can’t afford continued Liberal failure.
“Canada’s Conservatives are the only party fighting for the hardworking men and women in our resource sector. We understand the impact that Prime Minister Trudeau’s decisions to veto the Northern Gateway pipeline and kill the Energy East pipeline with last-minute regulatory changes have had on Canadians’ livelihoods and our economy.
“Instead of championing Canadian energy, the Liberals keep telling investors that Canada is closed for business. From imposing an oil tanker ban, to a job-killing carbon tax and new regulations that penalize Canadian oil exports, their policies have damaged investor confidence and forced companies to reconsider future projects.
“An Andrew Scheer Government will fix the mess that the Liberals have made, restore investor confidence and get Canadians back to work.”
For more information:
Office of Shannon Stubbs, M.P. - Shannon.Stubbs@parl.gc.ca - 613-992-4171