EDMONTON, AB (April 8, 2019) –With a week to go in the election campaign, NDP leader Rachel Notley today announced that she would be speaking to the Senate committee on Justin Trudeau’s Tanker Ban, Bill C-48.
If only Alberta had a government willing to stand up for energy jobs over the past 4 years, not just in the lead up to an election.
November 29, 2016: Justin Trudeau publicly vows to move ahead with a tanker ban. NDP leader Rachel Notley was in Ottawa that day, meeting with Justin Trudeau. She did not speak out against this.
May 12, 2017: Trudeau Liberal government formally introduces C-48 tanker ban legislation. Neither Rachel Notley nor the NDP speak out.
181 days pass.
November 9, 2017: The NDP government finally sends a letter to the Trudeau Liberal government. The letter expresses concerns, but not objection, to the tanker ban bill.
June 6, 2018: 209 days after C-48 was introduced, the NDP government publicly expresses concerns about the tanker ban.
April 8, 2019: Two and a half years after Trudeau vowed to introduce a tanker man, with one week until an election, Rachel Notley announces that she’ll speak to a Senate committee against Bill C-48 the next day.