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World Class Alberta Energy Regulator Launches International Centre of Regulatory Excellence

July 6, 2017

Stubbs reinforces Canada’s significant role as a global leader in energy development OTTAWA—On Tuesday, June 13th, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) launched its International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICORE). “Canada is the sixth largest producer of oil in the world, with the third largest proven oil reserves of any country on earth, the vast majority ...


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Lakeland MP Celebrates Scheer Win

July 6, 2017

OTTAWA—On Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Conservative members from all regions of Canada elected the party’s new leader, the youngest Speaker in Canadian history who served during the previous government, the MP for Regina Qu’appelle in Saskatchewan, Andrew Scheer. “I am excited that Conservative members elected Andrew to lead our movement into the next election. He, ...


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Natural Resources Minister Won’t Back Canadian Oil and Gas

July 6, 2017

Department officials give no answers OTTAWA, ON—Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, attended the Standing Committee on Natural Resources yesterday to answer questions on main budget estimates and the Liberals’ spending plan. Deputy Minister Christyne Tremblay, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer Cheri Crosby and Associate Deputy Minister Philip Jennings were also present. ...


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President Trump’s Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber will Harm Canadian Jobs and Canadian Industry

July 6, 2017

LAKELAND – On April 25th, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed countervailing duties as high as 24 percent on Canadian softwood lumber imports. The previous Softwood Lumber Agreement expired on October 12, 2016 and the Liberals have failed to negotiate a new agreement putting 400,000 jobs across Canada at risk. “The Liberals are failing to ...


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Liberals’ Plan to ‘Tax a Tax’ Direct Contradiction to Promised Revenue Neutral Carbon Price for Provinces

July 6, 2017

The Federal Liberals stand to make almost $280 million in revenues from provincial carbon taxes in Alberta and British Columbia over the next two years, according to a new report released from the Library of Parliament. “Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Environment Minister have claimed over and over again that their federally imposed ...


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Joint Statement by the Opposition House Leaders on the Liberals’ Parliamentary Power Grab

July 6, 2017

Today the Liberal government voted against an Opposition proposal that would require all-party support for recommendations to overhaul the rules of Parliament. By doing so the Liberal government has confirmed its intention to run roughshod over the Opposition’s rights to hold the Government to account. This is truly regrettable. While we are always open to ...


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Liberal Report Fails Mining Sector

July 6, 2017

OTTAWA – In a report tabled in the House last week, Conservative Members of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope and Critic for Natural Resources, Shannon Stubbs, MP for Lakeland and Deputy Critic for Natural Resources and John Barlow, MP for Foothills called on the Minister of Natural Resources to ...


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Ambrose Presses Liberals on Vegreville Office Closure

July 6, 2017

OTTAWA—Conservative Official Opposition Leader, Rona Ambrose, questioned the Liberals’ deliberate attack on rural Canadians during Question Period today. “Older, smaller, and poorer are not my words. They are the words of the mayor of Vegreville about the fate that awaits the town if the Liberals close the immigration centre. He warns of a crash in ...


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MP Stubbs Says New Year Will Bring More of the Same from the Liberals

July 6, 2017

On Monday, Members of Parliament from coast to coast to coast returned to Ottawa from a 6 week constituency break. Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament for Lakeland and the Official Opposition’s Deputy Critic for Natural Resources, says Canadians can expect little change from the Liberals. “Canadians have been confronted with a year of cash-for-access scandals, ...


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MP Stubbs Welcomes Keystone XL Approval by President Trump:

July 6, 2017

Today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order approving Trans Canada’s Keystone XL Pipeline. “Today’s announcement from Washington is great news for Albertans, and for all Canadians. Keystone XL will increase export capacity into the US, create thousands of jobs for Canadians in oil and gas, and manufacturing, and finally provide workers and proponents some ...


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