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View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
The problem with that answer, Mr. Speaker, is that almost $200 billion of investment in our energy sector has left Canada for other countries that can actually get projects approved and built by the private sector.
The Prime Minister is trying to blame Teck Frontier's decision on the polarized debate around it. In other words, he is saying that the only way big projects can get built in this country now is if nobody notices that they are happening because he does not have the strength to stare down radical activists who just want to leave the oil and gas in the ground.
Can the Prime Minister tell us what he is going to do to make sure that future projects do not get hijacked by these types of tactics?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is once again offering concessions to those who have more resolve than he does. Now the RCMP has been ordered to leave Wet'suwet'en territory, there are major questions about whether this project will actually go ahead.
The Prime Minister has already told these radical anti-energy protesters that he will not do anything to enforce the law. Those people are breaking the law and trying to hold up this important project.
Will he at least give a 100% guarantee that Coastal GasLink will be built, yes or no?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, it is almost 4,400 kilometres from the Wet'suwet'en territory to the protesters in Ontario, and the Prime Minister this morning spoke of dialogue with the people who are breaking the law. Does the Prime Minister think these protesters have more to say about what is in the best interest of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation, including those elected councillors who want jobs for their kids and their grandkids and who support the Coastal GasLink project?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, what the Prime Minister seems to be talking about today is action if necessary but not necessarily action. Does he not understand that the Wet'suwet'en First Nation supports this project? The elected band councillors support this project. The majority of the heredity chiefs even support this project.
When he talks about dialogue, moving forward and a path, does he not realize that he has an obligation to stand up and defend the interests of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation and their support for this project?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, who is he talking about sitting down with in partnership? These people in Ontario are ignoring the demands of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation. They are using them as an excuse to protest and block projects that they have always been opposed to.
Once again, why is the Prime Minister elevating people, activists, who have no connection to the first nations that we are talking about, and elevating them on the same level as hard-working and well-meaning indigenous leaders who are actually interested in reconciliation in this country?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is talking about picking and choosing who speaks for first nations communities. Let us talk about who speaks for the Wet'suwet'en First Nation: the elected band councillors, the majority of the hereditary chiefs and the people living in these communities. They realize that the only way to have the same quality of life as every other Canadian is to have these kinds of partnerships with natural resource corporations and the jobs that they create.
Once again, who does the Prime Minister think he is going to sit across the table from? Is it the people who are breaking the law and who have no representation for the people who are affected by this project?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Prime Minister said something in the House that simply was not true. He said that in the TMX case, the court had ruled that free, prior and informed consent did not constitute a veto. It did no such thing. The court ruled that the duty to consult did not grant a veto.
A United Nations declaration that the Liberal government is planning on proposing will in fact require free, prior and informed consent and will give one group that does not want to proceed with a project an effective veto.
Will the Liberals abandon their plans to implement this UN resolution?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, the court ruling was very clear. The dozens and dozens of first nations communities that supported this project have a right to see it proceed. It is the government's plan to implement a United Nations resolution that would require free, prior and informed consent from every single group.
Could the minister explain what happens if one of those communities withholds its consent?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, according to the original TMX plan, a private company was going to use investors' money to build it. It would have already been operational this past December and the government would be making money on tolls and taxes, not losing money due to delay.
Yesterday, the finance minister was asked whether all obstacles had been removed from the construction of TMX and he could not answer the question. Therefore, can the Prime Minister guarantee an in-service date for Trans Mountain?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, Liberals are not doing it the right way; they are doing it the wrong way.
Instead of passing emergency legislation to deal with the court ruling, they decided to restudy the same issues, but just with a different government department. They then waited over a month to restart indigenous consultations. The court did say yesterday that project opponents “cannot tactically use the consultation process as a means to try to veto” a project. That is good news. However, the Prime Minister has promised to use a United Nations declaration to create a new threshold requiring free, prior and informed consent.
How does the Prime Minister expect any new projects to get built under that regime?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Mr. Speaker, it is the Prime Minister who has failed to get TMX started over a year after it was supposed to have already been under way.
There are dozens of first nations communities that supported northern gateway, there are dozens that support Trans Mountain and there are dozens that support Frontier mine. The courts have ruled that no one community has a veto over projects, but the Prime Minister is using a United Nations declaration to create a new threshold of free, prior and informed consent.
Does the Prime Minister not realize that granting a veto power that does not currently exist will stop any project from being built in the future?
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