In power, the NDP let the Trudeau Liberals introduce Bill C-69 and Bill C-48 without a whisper of complaint for several months.
Rachel Notley now wants to speak out against Justin Trudeau’s tanker ban (C-48). But Rachel Notley was *physically* with Justin Trudeau on the very day the ban was announced - and said nothing! Rachel Notley is over 2 years too late to this fight. pic.twitter.com/oKdSRalOJA— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) April 8, 2019
Both of these bills target Alberta’s main industry with prejudice. Bill C-69, the no more pipelines act, throws up increased red tape and road blocks for major industrial projects. It has shaken investor confidence and sent the message that Canada is not a place where big projects can get built.
Bill C-48 targets Alberta’s oil with prejudice. It targets Alberta oil and bans it from export along most of British Columbia’s west coast. Tankers carrying American oil are allowed to travel up and down the shoreline, but the legislation blocks moving Canadian oil off of that same shoreline.
We promised Albertans we would fight both these bills and that’s just what we did.
Nine out of ten provinces united in opposition to Bill C-69.
Despite sustained pressure from the provinces, workers, and industry leaders, the Liberals rammed both of these bills through.
We promised Albertans that we would then fight these bills in court and that’s exactly what we’re doing.
“This is not about jobs in Alberta… It’s about the rule of law, the dream of an economic union,” Jason Kenney said.
That’s why we’re proud to stand up for Alberta and keep our promises.