Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs is continuing to look for answers on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. On Tuesday, the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee held an emergency committee meeting to vote on a motion made by natural resources critic Stubbs.
The motion would see a study into the handling of the pipeline by the Liberal government, however, was defeated. Later in a press conference, Stubbs called out the Liberals by placing blame on them for holding up the expansion project.
“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.”
Last week, the Federal Court of Appeal made a decision to not approve the expansion of the pipeline due to lack of consultation with Indigenous peoples.
Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre also spoke to the press despite not being able to vote on the motion. Stubbs says the Liberals need to deliver a concrete plan to Canadians on the pipeline’s future.
“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.
Written with articles by Mike Marshall.