Speech on Energy East
Today I rose in Parliament to defend Alberta and our energy and resource workers. Prime Minister Trudeau has refused to support the Energy East pipeline, a project which would help the national economic recovery and would create 14,007 direct and indirect jobs annually, including a significant number in Alberta. We need the Prime Minister to take action, to stop taking selfies with Hollywood actors, and to start putting workers and their families first.
"The new regulatory timelines announced by the minister yesterday made me think of another great infrastructure project at the dawn of our Confederation, the Trans-Continental Railway, the Canadian Pacific line to the west coast. Back then it was called a national imperative. Energy east and similar pipelines in the 21st century are our national energy imperative."