To Stand Up for Pipelines, for Jobs, and for Alberta, a United Conservative Government Will:
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Pipelines are how we get our oil and gas to market for sale. The lack of pipeline capacity causes the price for our oil to go down and prevents further investment.
Together, the Trudeau-Notley alliance has taken numerous steps to harm Alberta’s long-term interests, including:
• Surrendering to President Obama’s veto of Keystone XL, a project that would have created thousands of jobs.
• Scrapping Northern Gateway, a pipeline to the Pacific which Premier Notley opposed.
• Regulating the Energy East pipeline out of existence.
• Giving the B.C. NDP a blank cheque to delay and block the Trans Mountain pipeline, while still receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in discretionary federal transfers.
• Giving Quebec a veto over New Brunswick’s effort to revive the Energy East project while providing Quebec a $1.3 billion increase in equalization.
• Pushing the “tanker ban,” Bill C-48, and the “No More Pipelines Act,” Bill C-69, through the House of Commons.
• Extending the unfair equalization program by 5 years without discussion.
The NDP signed a $3.7 billion contract – one of the largest single expenditures in Alberta history – to lease rails cars for three years. Since the private sector was already expanding oil-by-rail capacity significantly, it is irresponsible to borrow such an enormous sum of money to lease these rail cars.