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ENERGY EAST DECISION MUST BE GUIDED BY FACTS, NOT PROTESTS

TWO HILLS, AB – Today, Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Natural Resources urged the federal Liberal government to ensure that regulatory decisions are made by experts and based on evidence and facts.

On Monday, August 29, National Energy Board hearings on the proposed Energy East pipeline were scheduled to begin in Montreal as part of their extended 21-month review process. Unfortunately, unruly protests canceled the first two days of hearings, and prompted the vocally opposed Mayor of Montreal to abruptly walk out of Monday’s hearing.


Yukoners can’t afford a national carbon tax, MPs hear

TWO HILLS, AB – Last week, Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Natural Resources and David Yurdiga, Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray – Cold Lake and Official Opposition Critic for Northern Affairs, traveled to Yukon to meet with key natural resources, business, First Nation and territorial leaders.


MP Stubbs Attends Canada Day Festivities in Lakeland

Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Deputy Critic for Natural Resources, attended Canada Day festivities in Bruderheim and Vegreville last week.


Lakeland M.P. Denounces the Exclusion of Bruderheim from EI Benefits Extension

TWO HILLS, Alberta – Last week, the Liberal government introduced their 2016 Budget, including temporary, targeted changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) system intended to help hard-hit regions of the country experiencing high unemployment.  While this measure is a temporary fix and is not a concrete plan to create jobs and to grow the economy, Edmonton and surrounding areas, including Bruderheim, have been excluded. 


LIBERALS INTRODUCE HUGE DEFICIT WITH NO PLAN TO CREATE JOBS

Ottawa, ON - Today, Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal Government introduced their first budget that involves massive borrowing, and spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars. Lakeland Member of Parliament Shannon Stubbs is concerned about tax hikes on hard-working families, workers and job-creating businesses. The reckless Liberal plan simply grows the size of government and will do nothing to actually create much-needed jobs for out of work Albertans.


M.P. Stubbs Comments on Prime Minister Trudeau Skipping World's Largest Mining Conference in Toronto

On Monday the Liberal Minister of Natural Resources spoke at the Prospectors and Developers Convention. Mining contributes $57 billion dollars to our GDP but struggles in a prolonged downturn. The Minister acknowledged uncertainty is bad for the business, but the government’s transitional regulatory approach creates instability, deters investment and causes job losses.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister was minutes away naming two pandas and didn’t stop in to the largest mining meeting in the world. 


M.P. Stubbs Urges Liberal Government to Keep CF-18s in Fight Against ISIL

Ottawa - Last week, Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Natural Resources, challenged the Liberals on their proposed ISIL mission, which includes the withdrawal of Canada’s fighter jets from the air combat operation without explanation.

“As Canadians express their strong appreciation to the thousands of men and women who continue to put their lives on the line to fight for freedom and human rights, the Liberal government's approach is incoherent,” said M.P. Stubbs. “It seems to lack not only the proper consideration and evidence required for military decisions, but is devoid of common sense.”


Natural Resources Minister Carr Leaves More Questions than Answers at Natural Resources Committee

Ottawa- Yesterday, Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources to answer questions about his mandate and actions he and his government have taken to date.  

“For decades, Canada's energy innovation and regulatory best practices and enforcement, particularly those from Alberta, have been exported to and adopted in oil-producing regions around the world,” said Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland. “The Minister did not mention this as he addressed the committee, while addressing Canada’s strengths in other sectors of our natural resource development.”


Alberta M.P.s Barlow and Stubbs Denounce Liberal’s Lack of Leadership

OTTAWA – Today, Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Natural Resources and John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills and Official Opposition Deputy Critic of Employment, Workforce and Labour condemned the Liberal government’s lack of action in support of the tens of thousands of energy workers in Alberta who have been hit hardest by the historic downturn in Canada’s energy sector.


MP Stubbs Questions Liberals on Plan To Support Out Of Work Energy Workers

OTTAWA – Today, Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Natural Resources, pressed the Liberal government on their commitment to supporting the tens of thousands of energy workers in Alberta who have been hit hardest by the historic downturn in Canada’s energy sector.

In his response, Veterans Affairs Minister and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre Kent Hehr said that people are “refreshed by the new approach of this government… [and] they’re happy that we are in charge”. He even suggested M.P. Stubbs visit Calgary to speak to these happy Albertans herself.