2021 Election Issues: Economy
Open Letter to Canadians
August 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Red Deer – Mountain View, AB
For over 18 months, governments across our country have paid Canadians to stay home in an effort to reduce the strain on the healthcare system. This is neither beneficial for our health or our economy.
Recently, the Liberal government launched their “Just Transition” consultation process. The purpose of this consultation is to take into account “the imperatives of a just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs in accordance with nationally defined development priorities”.
Given that the Biden administration recently called on OPEC nations to increase oil production in an effort to reduce gasoline prices in the United States, why is the Liberal government moving forward with their plan to windup our oil & gas industry?
Canada is the world leader in delivering ethically and environmentally sourced oil & gas. Expanding our pipeline networks would enable Canada to attract better market prices for our goods while reducing emissions in foreign countries through the delivery of liquid natural gas as a replacement for coal.
Suggestions for addressing the underlying issue:
Immediately repeal Bill C-48 (tanker ban) and Bill C-69 (no more pipelines).
Radically decentralize the responsibilities of the federal government to the areas of national security, federal courts and a scaled back RCMP service.
With the provinces now responsible for collecting their own taxes instead of relying on equalization payments, Canada Health Transfers and Canada Social Transfers, competition will immediately be ramped up.
Provincial competition will lead to reductions in red tape and taxes. Provinces who were traditionally reliant on federal transfers will now advocate for pipelines and other major infrastructure projects in an effort to bolster their local economies.
Libertarian Party Candidate for Red Deer – Mountain View, AB