4 years of failure: NDP on pipelines

March 24, 2019

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CALGARY, AB (March 24, 2019) – The NDP record shows that Albertans would be better off today if they had a provincial government willing to fight for job-creating energy projects over the last four years, United Conservatives said.

“The NDP government let Albertans down, going along every step of the way with a Trudeau Liberal government in Ottawa that clearly doesn’t care about energy jobs and the families that depend on them,” said Sonya Savage, United Conservative candidate for Calgary-North West. “The NDP’s recent efforts to re-imagine their record couldn’t be further from the truth.”
 

Northern Gateway

Energy East

  • The 1.1 million barrel per day TransCanada project to the east would have offered significant access to new markets for Alberta oil. The Trudeau government killed the project through a mid-review change in the regulatory process. Alberta’s NDP government did nothing to protest the change or fight for the project.

Trans Mountain expansion

Keystone XL

C-69

  • The Trudeau Liberal government’s No More Pipelines bill was introduced on February 8, 2018. According to experts, it would make it unlikely that new pipelines can be built. While United Conservative leader Jason Kenney recognized it as the “worst possible news” on the day it was announced, Alberta’s NDP sat silent for over 200 days. In June, the NDP government defeated a United Conservative motion in the Legislature calling on the Government of Alberta to formally object to Trudeau’s Bill C-69.

  • Trudeau’s Bill C-69 passed the House of Commons, and was already before the Senate before the Notley NDP government decided to voice concerns. Before Rachel Notley belatedly went to Ottawa to speak about Bill C-69, the NDP mocked Jason Kenney for suggesting that the government go to Ottawa to make the case against Bill C-69.

C-48

  • On the very day Trudeau’s Tanker Ban Bill was announced, Rachel Notley was in Ottawa meeting with Justin Trudeau. Yet there was not a word of protest regarding the ban on tankers. Only 181 days later did the NDP government respond, with a polite letter that raised concerns, but not firm objections.

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