Canada is at an economic crossroads. Down one road lies prosperity and a bright future for hard-working families. Down the other, uncertainty and a very real threat to one of the highest qualities of life in the world.
At the heart of the issue is the construction of the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline – a national infrastructure project that would create thousands of jobs and prosperity for future generations.
After repeated delays due to actions taken by opposition groups, including the B.C. and municipal governments, Kinder Morgan has announced a suspension on spending pending a review of the project that will last until May 31. The clock is now ticking – Canada’s economic future is at risk.
According to the International Energy Agency, global demand for energy, including oil and gas, will continue to increase over the coming decades.
We can choose to let Canada's responsible and ethical energy meet that energy demand, or let foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Angola beat Canada to it.
With the Trans Mountain expansion, we can:
- Strengthen Canada’s ability to be a supplier of choice for energy around the world;
- Bring jobs and economic benefits to our communities; and
- Provide funding for health care, education and infrastructure.
Each day that passes without progress, is another day that our economic future is threatened. But your voice can help make a difference. By pledging your support today, and making your voice heard, you can ensure we build the economic infrastructure needed to keep Canada prosperous.
Now is our chance to show our support for Canadian energy, for Canadian jobs and for Canadian workers. Market access is vital to the wellbeing of our country. Will you sign the pledge?
I believe that Canadians deserve full value for our energy resources, and that Canada is uniquely positioned to provide safe and reliable energy here at home, and to the world. I am a proud supporter of Canadian energy projects in development and believe we need to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. We have the resources, we have the right projects, it’s time to move forward and ensure a better future for Canada.