Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie MacKenzie Chris Warkentin spoke up on the oil and gas industry in Alberta at the House of Commons Monday. Speaking after the Liberal’s Budget, he says there was $26.3 billion dollars spent on foreign import of oil in 2013. He adds that there could be jobs created here in Canada with that money.
“the Liberal’s have failed Alberta families. The Liberal budget could have announced a plan to approve the Energy East and Trans-Mountain pipelines or new LNG projects, but they didn’t”
He argues that pipeline project investment wouldn’t cost the government money and that they would lead to more royalties and taxes.
“More government revenues that could be used for better education, better healthcare, and better infrastructure for all Canadians.”
Warkentin also points out that the energy sector provides thousands of jobs directly and indirectly.