This week, Minister Sohi has the opportunity to listen to his provincial counterparts instead of ignoring the continued calls of the Premiers to cancel the Liberals’ job killing carbon tax, reverse the anti-resource and anti-pipeline Bill C-69, end the oil export ban Bill C-48, and give back power over economic development to the North that the Liberals removed in Bill C-88.
Today is a bad day for Canada’s energy sector and the entire Canadian economy. Bill C-48 will help landlock Canadian energy exports and cost the Canadian economy billions of dollars. It will rob Indigenous communities in Northern BC and across the Prairies of potential economic development opportunities.
Kelly Block, Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport, and Shannon Stubbs, Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, released a statement following the vote on Bill C-48 in the Senate:
“Conservatives disagree in the strongest terms with the decision by Liberal appointed senators in the Senate to rescue Justin Trudeau’s plan to land-lock Canadian oil and gas. This legislation is a slap in the face to out-of-work, under-employed and struggling energy workers from coast to coast.
Conservatives are pleased with the B.C. Court of Appeal’s decision today reaffirming that inter-provincial pipeline projects fall under federal jurisdiction. However, major hurdles still exist to building pipelines, like the Trans Mountain Expansion.
“Today’s announcement confirms the Liberals never had a plan to meet the 90 day deadline to make a decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion by May 22nd.
Lakeland, AB – Shannon Stubbs, the Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, today released the following statement regarding the National Energy Board’s recommendation to the Liberal cabinet on the Trans Mountain Pipeline:
“Today’s recommendation from the National Energy Board, while positive, does not get us anywhere closer to the pipeline getting built. All it does is put the decision back in the hands of the same Liberal cabinet that failed to start construction in the first place.
Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Ed Fast, Conservative Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and Shannon Stubbs, Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, today released the following statement regarding Justin Trudeau’s fuel standard regulations:
“Today, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals announced one more element of their job-killing carbon scheme. Their new fuel regulations will force industry to pay $230 dollars for every tonne of emissions reduced, dramatically increasing operating costs and putting Canada at an even further competitive disadvantage. These fuel regulations are in addition to the job-killing carbon tax.
Published in the Hill Times, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
When resource industries are attacked, the result is less money for every province, and for the vital public services Canadians depend on. (Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs, The Hill Times, Date: 20181212)
Published in the Calgary Herald December 8, 2018.
Canada's economy is losing billions of dollars because the Liberals blocked the export pipelines Canadian oil and gas needs to reach new markets. Thousands of jobs are at risk - on top of the 100,000 that have already been lost. This is a national economic crisis.
Conservatives get pipelines approved: 1.2 million new barrels a day are flowing through pipelines approved and built under the previous Conservative government. Almost 500,000 new barrels a day are reaching tidewater.
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Ottawa, ON - Shannon Stubbs, Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, released the following statement regarding the Prime Minister’s comments in Calgary:
“The Prime Minister is deceiving Canadians when he says he supports Canada’s energy sector. He personally gave the order to cancel the Northern Gateway pipeline and killed the Energy East pipeline with red tape and regulations. The Prime Minister made the choice to cancel two major export pipelines– and that choice is a direct cause of the price discount on Canadian oil.