Premier says ‘convoy’ of provinces against federal bills and carbon tax

Saskatchewan’s Premier spoke at the largest oil and gas rally in Canadian history in Calgary Tuesday saying the energy industry’s gain is Canada’s gain.

Scott Moe says getting energy resources to port isn’t just good for Alberta and Saskatchewan, it creates wealth across Canada.

He mentioned that Saskatchewan was the first province to go against the federal government’s carbon tax and now there are five.

Moe calls it a ‘convoy’ headed to the Supreme Court and to the federal election in the fall, and that convoy will continue to advocate for the amendments to Bill C-69 and nixing Bill C-48.

He explains the Bills challenge the energy industry’s ability to bring in any more pipelines or transport those resources from the northern B.C. coastline and suggests if the federal government impinges on the industry making money, and therefore the provinces they are in, then Saskatchewan and Alberta can’t share that wealth through equalization payments.


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