MOOSOMIN, Sask. — Several leaders of conservative canadians have participated Saturday in a rally to denounce bill C-69 the federal government.
The premiers of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, Scott Moe, and Blaine Higgs, as well as the leader of the conservative Party Andrew Scheer, spoke to the protesters to criticize sharply the legislative measure that will change the way large energy projects are examined.
According to Mr. Moe, this bill is squarely aimed at preventing the construction of new pipelines in Canada.
“We have a very thorough process that works. What we need is a federal government that supports the natural resource sector in the country as a whole, he said to the hundreds of people gathered in the south-east of Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, we have a federal government that advances the project of bill C-69.”
For his part, Mr. Scheer has promised that if he was elected in October, it would repeal bill C-69 if it was adopted, but that the first task of his government would be to abolish the carbon tax.
Before the rally, its organizer, Sinclair Harrison, said he hoped that this gathering will encourage TransCanada to submit a new application for its proposed Energy East, a pipeline that would have transported oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to New Brunswick. The project met a very strong opposition in Quebec.
The company has abandoned the project of $ 15.7 billion in 2017.
“The more we have the oil, the better we are,” said Mr. Harrison. If all the world could see the economic advantage that these companies have on the region, it’s phenomenal.”
Marlene Spear, of Langenburg, Saskatchewan, who participated in the rally, think that we need to build more pipelines, because this way is safer than transporting oil by rail.
“My son-in-law went to a place where there was a train derailment. Therefore, to carry oil and gas across our country by train is not necessarily more secure than doing it with a pipeline.”
The gathering takes place while a convoy of trucks advantage of Red Deer, Alberta, went to Ottawa in a show of support to the energy sector.