Andrew Scheer: Ralph Goodale fails to support Canada’s resource sector


REGINA – Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition and Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issued the following statement today condemning the decision by the Liberal MP for Regina-Wascana to vote against a motion in support of the Trans Mountain pipeline:

“Yesterday, Conservatives voted to call on the government to support the Trans Mountain project and to table a plan to outline the steps it will take to actually get it built. Shamefully, Ralph Goodale voted against that motion.

“This was a chance for the Liberals to demonstrate that they truly believe in important job-creating projects like Trans Mountain. Instead, it showed that Ralph Goodale takes his marching orders from Justin Trudeau, and not from the people of Saskatchewan. He says one thing in Regina, but once in Ottawa he just won’t stand up for Canada’s resource sector.

“This project will create jobs and opportunity right across the country – and it is critically important to Saskatchewan’s economy. Goodale has shown once again that he is not willing to stand up for Saskatchewan’s best interests.

“Canada’s Conservatives understand the value of projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline. The jobs created help Canadian workers and families, and the economy benefits as Canadian resources make their way to international markets.

“While his vote against his own province is disappointing, it is not surprising. Goodale voted against a motion of support for Energy East, a project that was killed due to Liberal political interference. More and more voters in Regina are realizing that Ralph Goodale says one thing in Saskatchewan, and then votes against us in Ottawa.”