Canadian natural resource development creates millions of jobs, provides revenue to all levels of government, and raises the standard of living for Canadians in every community. That’s particularly true of the energy sector, but Liberal policies risk the long-term future of Canadian oil and gas development.
Shannon Stubbs, Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, issued the following statement after this morning’s Natural Resources committee meeting:
“Today, I moved a motion at committee requesting an urgent study of the TransMountain pipeline expansion. The Liberals on the committee immediately shut down debate after I made a comprehensive argument to all members to support the motion, as if the expansion is a non-issue although Kinder Morgan’s deadline of May 31 is fast approaching.
“This pipeline is crucial to oil and gas workers across the whole country, to the Canadian economy overall, to the 43 First Nations communities who have benefit agreements worth more than $400 million and to all the First Nations communities directly impacted by the expansion who support it.
Today, employees at the Vegreville Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre were told the Liberals plan to shut it down and relocate it to a Crown owned property in downtown Edmonton. There are 280 employees at CPC Vegreville, a quarter of the student population are children of those employees and this decision may impact the jobs of 250 spouses.
Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Deputy Critic for Natural Resources, attended Canada Day festivities in Bruderheim and Vegreville last week.