Question – Natural Resources
Liberals playing pipeline politics
Mr. Bob Benzen: Mr. Speaker, the energy east pipeline has been cancelled, after the Liberals changed the rules for investors mid-process.
Thousands of jobs and billions in revenue hinged on energy east, and those benefits will now evaporate due to the Liberals’ mismanagement. The Liberals’ failure to champion the energy sector is driving away investment.
Will the minister now stop playing politics with this file and start supporting the Canadian energy sector?
Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources: Mr. Speaker, excuse me, did he say playing politics?
I would be far more comfortable following a regulatory regime that leads to jobs and billions of dollars of investment in the Canadian economy, something that the Harper Conservatives could not do for 10 years.
The member is wrong. The rules did not change, not at the beginning, not in mid-stream, and not at the end.