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Liberal government must champion and support Canada’s dynamic natural resources sector

By Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs      

Since the 2015 election, the Liberals have undermined confidence in the regulator, and have created a regulatory vacuum for energy developers in Canada. They’ve imposed new hurdles, delays, rule changes, called for phasing out the oil sands, and added costs and roadblocks to the oil and gas sector—already, the most heavily regulated industry in Canada, by all levels of government, writes Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs.

Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs is criticizing the federal Liberal government for vetoing the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and allegedly stacking the deck against the Energy East line, which she called Canada’s only two opportunities for access to tidewater to deliver Canadian energy to the Asia Pacific and to Europe. Photograph courtesy of TransCanada
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Canadian natural resource development creates millions of jobs, provides revenue to all levels of government, and raises the standard of living for Canadians in every community. That’s particularly true of the energy sector, but Liberal policies risk the long-term future of Canadian oil and gas development. Energy is Canada’s biggest private sector investor. It provides more than 800,000 jobs across all provinces and territories, and $187 billion in GDP. The potential for Canada's global role as a responsible

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