May 25, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Calgary, AB – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, visited Calgary today to discuss his six-point plan to build pipelines and his vision for a national energy corridor.
“I hear stories every day of Albertans who just want to get back to work,” Scheer said. “My pipeline plan will get important pipeline projects built and put an end to Justin Trudeau’s efforts to phase out the oil and gas sector.”
Andrew Scheer’s six-point pipeline plan:
1. Cancel the carbon tax
2. Repeal Bill C-69, the No-More-Pipelines Bill
3. End the BC shipping ban
4. Establish timelines for approvals
5. Eliminate foreign interference in approvals process
6. Invoke federal jurisdiction when necessary
“Before Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, we had three private companies willing to invest more than $30 billion to build three, nation-building projects that would have created tens of thousands of jobs and generated billions in economic activity,” Scheer said. “Those companies continue to invest in pipelines elsewhere in the world. Just not in Canada. I am confident that our plan will give Canada the best chance of having these kinds of projects succeed.”
Scheer also highlighted his vision for a national energy corridor, citing Canada’s history of building large projects that brought the nation together.
“A national energy corridor can do for Canada what the Canadian Pacific Railway did in the days of Sir John A. Macdonald,” Scheer said. “We are a sprawling nation, whose people at important moments in our history have been brought together by big ideas and big projects. The TransCanada Highway. The St. Lawrence Seaway. The TransCanada Pipeline. We have done these things before and it is in the spirit and tradition of these legacy projects that I propose this idea.”
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