Scheer pushes pipelines as he campaigns in Calgary

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) — The federal conservative leader made a stop in Calgary to talk pipelines Saturday.Andrew Scheer held a news conference on Scotsman’s Hill to discuss the idea of a national energy corridor.This, after B.C.’s top court, ruled that the province can not restrict oil shipments through its boundaries.The ruling is considered a major win for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which Ottawa and Alberta view as crucial to getting more oilsands crude to overseas markets.The plan includes: cancelling the carbon tax, repealing Bill C-69, ending the B.C. shipping ban, establishing timelines for approvals, eliminating foreign interference in approvals process, and invoking federal jurisdiction when necessary.— Kayla Bruch (@KaylaBruch1) May 25, 2019The B.C. government says it plans to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada.Scheer has said he is pleased with the ruling but admits a climate of uncertainty remains for investors in the resource sector.He called on Ottawa to put the brakes on a bill to enact new environmental assessment legislation and to fast-track any judicial reviews to the Supreme Court.last_img read more