March 01, 2016

MP SCHEER DENOUNCES QUEBEC GOVERNMENT INJUNCTION AGAINST ENERGY EAST

Calls on Justin Trudeau to keep his promise to let the NEB “do their job”.

REGINA-QU’APPELLE – Reacting to the government of Quebec’s announcement that it will seek an injunction against the Energy East pipeline project, Regina-Qu’Appelle MP Andrew Scheer today called on Justin Trudeau to stand by his promise to allow the National Energy Board to “do their job”.

“This sort of political interference in the regulatory process is precisely what Justin Trudeau promised he was trying to prevent,” said Scheer.

In February, at a roundtable discussion in Calgary, Prime Minister Trudeau claimed to support the current regulatory process.

"It's important that we have confidence in our regulators,” said Trudeau on February 4. “It's important they do their job and we're going to allow them to do their job without political interference."

According to Scheer, an injunction by the government of Quebec qualifies as “political interference”.

“Canadians were told that avoiding this sort of political interference was precisely why the Liberals added additional hurdles to the National Energy Board process,” said Scheer. “Justin Trudeau needs to stand by his promises and stand up to the political interference he claims to abhor.”

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