Red Deer-Mountain View MP Recaps Last Week In Parliament Before Summer Break

A pair of controversial environmental bills have scaled their final hurdle in the Senate, despite the objections of critics who warn the two pieces of legislation will kneecap Canada's oil industry. The Conservative MP for Red Deer-Mountain View Earl Dreeshen says it is frustrating.

The federal Conservatives, Alberta's United Conservative Premier and the Business Council of Canada are urging the Trudeau government to get construction restarted on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
 
The MP for Red Deer-Mountain View Earl Dreeshen says nothing in particular has changed with this week's re-approval of the project.
 
 
Dreeshen adds, the project is a year or two behind.
 
 
The re-approval decision comes nine months after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the original federal approval.
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says shovels will be in the ground this construction season.
 
Meantime Dreeshen says if elected this fall, the federal conservatives would repeal both Bill C-69 and Bill C-48.
 
He notes both pieces of legislation barely passed in the senate last week.
 
 
Dreeshen talks about Bill C-48 which is legislation barring oil tankers from loading at ports on the northern coast of British Columbia
 
 
Bill C-69 -- which overhauls the federal environmental assessment process for major construction projects -- passed by a margin of 57 to 37.
 
Parliament wrapped up for the summer on Thursday, June 20th.
 
 
(Contains content from the Canadian Press)

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