Today, Shannon Stubbs, Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and MP for Lakeland, urged the Liberal government to deliver support for Canadian energy workers and businesses, and suggested immediate actions they could take:
Shannon Stubbs Takes Action to Encourage Private Investors to Decommission Old and Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells
Lakeland Member of Parliament Shannon Stubbs is proposing new measures to slow the dramatic rise in orphaned oil and gas wells.
Ms. Stubbs, the Conservative Shadow Minister of Natural Resources, introduced The Environmental Restoration Incentive Act, Bill C-221 in the House of Commons. This bill will create an immediate tax credit for decommissioning old and inactive oil and gas wells and proposes a flow-through share mechanism to get private investors to invest in well closure, remediation and reclamation.
After Teck’s cancellation of Frontier yesterday today in Question Period Conservative MP for Lakeland, and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, Shannon Stubbs told the House of Commons that the job and investment losses in oil and gas under the Liberals were more than the entire automotive or aerospace sector combined. She said this should be the top economic emergency and a national unity crisis.
The Federal Court of Appeal ruling is welcome, but it is not enough. The reality is the Liberals’ mistakes and failures directly delayed the Trans Mountain Expansion by more than two years. It was supposed to enter service two months ago, in December of 2019, but instead, that was when construction started.
Shannon Stubbs, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources responded to the Mandate Letter from Prime Minister Trudeau to his new Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan:
Shannon Stubbs, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources released the following statement on Andrew Scheer’s announcement he will be stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada:
Ottawa, ON - There is nothing in the Liberal Throne Speech that indicates this Liberal government will change their direction on natural resources – in fact, the Liberals are doubling down on the approach that enflamed regional tensions and caused the current economic and national unity crisis. What the Liberal Throne Speech reveals is that the Liberals are willing to barter away Western Canadian oil and gas jobs to appease the Bloc Quebecois in order to hold onto power. The jobs of struggling families in Canada’s energy sector should not be a bargaining chip to this Prime Minister.
Shannon Stubbs, the Member of Parliament for Lakeland is reappointed by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer as the Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources. She issued the following statement:
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.