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Lakeland MP fires back after motion defeated on pipeline inquiry

Shannon Stubbs says the Liberal government owes Canadians some answers. The Lakeland MP and Conservative natural resources critic appeared in a press conference today calling out the governments handling of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The project was put on hold last Thursday after a Federal Court of Appeals ruling said it hadn’t taken the necessary steps to consult with certain First Nation groups.

Stubbs says the blame for the hold-up lies with the current government.

“8,000 people immediately lost their jobs because of Justin Trudeau’s failures. The Federal Court of Appeal found that Justin Trudeau failed to consult Indigenous people and communities adequately on the Trans Mountain expansion.”

The conferance came after the Natural Resource Committee voted to dismiss a motion raised by Stubbs and Conservative members that would see a study into the handling of the pipeline. Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre also spoke to members of the press.

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Stubbs says all her group is looking for is some answers for the people who will make the expansion a reality.

“The construction season is gone. At a time when Canada’s oil and gas workers continue to struggle to find work, these workers deserve answers.”

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has said the purchase of the pipeline by the Canadian government will go ahead despite the legal ruling.

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