Premier Brad Wall says Canada needs to build pipelines if it wants to help the world shift to a post-carbon economy.
He made the comment on a day when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the provinces, territories and First Nations can all come together in the fight against climate change despite their differences.
But Wall says the world still needs oil, and Canada needs to be able to get the product out.
Trudeau told the Globe 2016 Clean-Tech conference today that Canada must continue to generate wealth from our abundant natural resources to fund the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Wall says when he sits at the table with the Prime Minister and his counterparts to talk about climate change, the two things he will say is Canada does not need a carbon tax at this time and it is time for the federal government to throw their support behind the Energy East pipeline because of what it will do for the country.
He says the fact Canada has no problems with importing oil from Angola and Saudi Arabia, yet they seemingly do with oil from Weyburn and Fort McMurray is something that really baffles him.