September 29, 2016

In Touch with MP Earl Dreeshen

The House of Commons resumed sitting last week. There have been two key issues that have been highlighted by our caucus so far. The first is the continued entitlement of the Liberals abusing your tax dollars. The moving expense, limo rides, costs of photos and high end hotels has been a consistent reminder of Liberal entitlements.  The second major issue is the strange new relationship forming between Prime Minister Trudeau and the Chinese Government, including discussions on an extradition agreement. These issues have been getting a significant amount of media attention and rightly so; however, I would like to highlight some potential good news for the Canadian Economy in long overdue progress on the LNG project in northern BC. 

LNG Project Approved (with 190 conditions)

The Liberal government has finally conditionally approved the construction of an $11.4 billion terminal to export liquefied natural gas from northern British Columbia, subject to over 190 legally binding conditions.

I am pleased that the Pacific Northwest LNG met the science- and evidence-based regulatory process the previous Conservative Government put in place. This decision proves that the CEAA 2012 process works and that LNG facilities can operate in an environmentally sustainable way.

Unfortunately, the Liberal record is one of killing jobs, and making it clear to energy workers and their families that they are not a priority for this government. 

This has been a political decision. But they have also made political decisions to kill the Northern Gateway pipeline, abandon the fight for Keystone XL and create and encourage delays in the Energy East and Trans Mountain pipeline processes.

It is time for this Liberal government to stop putting up roadblocks and to allow thousands of good paying jobs to be created, without needing massive government spending to do it.

The Conservative Party has long recognized the potential of the LNG industry to create jobs and long-term opportunities for Canadian families and we will continue to advocate for Canadian jobs.

Mobile Office Update

The next mobile office will be on Tuesday October 4th at the Benalto Leisure Centre from 10-12 noon. The following week, Mobile office will be in Sundre at the Neighbourhood Place from 9:30-11:30 and in Olds at the Council Chambers from 12:30-2:30. Please feel free to bring any questions, concerns, or comments to our attention.

Sincerely your Member of Parliament,

Earl Dreeshen