One day after the NDP went after a former Saskatoon Eastview for the Saskatchewan Party for views on the COVID-19 pandemic shared on social media, the Sask. Party is questioning views displayed by the NDP candidate for Regina Elphinstone.
In now-deleted Facebook posts from 2018, Meara Conway has been quoted being critical of the western Canadian oil industry. She also stated strong opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
In a Facebook comment, also from 2018, Conway continued her criticisms of the energy sector, calling the oil sands a “nightmare period.”
In a news release, the Sask. Party challenged NDP leader Ryan Meili to be clear with Saskatchewan people on his energy policy stating he cannot support pipelines while supporting this candidate.
When asked about Conway’s posts during an NDP election announcement on Monday in Regina, Meili said his party supports workers in the energy industry in Saskatchewan.
“All of our candidates agree with our party policy. That’s part of the process of becoming a candidate,” explained Meili. “We know that all our candidates support the hard working men and women of this industry, and are ready to stand up and make sure we get those folks back on the job right away.”
“A person’s position develops. Folks are part of a team and our position is that we support oil and gas in the province, and we will continue to do so.”
(With files from Moises Canales)