In advance of the throne speech from Justin Trudeau next week, Saskatchewan’s premier is sending the Prime Minister a letter.
That letter from Scott Moe outlines what he feels are the priorities of Saskatchewan residents, who are currently not represented by the Liberal Party after they failed to win a seat in the province in the last federal election.
When it comes to climate change, Trudeau has indicated he plans an “ambitious green agenda’. Moe says that agenda had better show support for the energy industry which is so important for Saskatchewan.
“This must not be code for shutting down the Canadian energy industry,” Moe said. “Our energy industry is a major driver of Canada’s economy, and I would hope that a strong commitment is provided to ensure the future of a sustainable gas and oil sector remains here in this nation.”
Moe says addressing the areas of concern that he has raised would be a significant step towards addressing the feelings of western alienation being felt in Saskatchewan.
Other items on the wishlist include federal health transfers, the federal equalization formula and the carbon tax. Moe is re-iterating his call for the government to stop charging the tax until the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled on its constitutionality. That case is scheduled to be heard before the month is over.