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Letter: Kill emissions, not the industry

Souris-Moose Mountain MP Robert Kitchen responds to the concept of just transition for the energy sector.
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Souris-Moose Mountain MP Robert Kitchen

The editor:

The Liberals’ new just transition plan that was released recently will do nothing to help the thousands of Canadians working in the energy industry who are trying to plan for their futures.

The plan is vague and lacks any kind of concrete action or timelines, leaving workers without certainty about how they will manage this major change that will affect their jobs, families and communities.

While the Liberals continue to kick the can down the road when it comes to putting forward legislation on the transition, Conservatives know that Canadians deserve better from their government.

Canada is fortunate to have such abundant natural resources, and we must find ways to utilize those resources while also reducing emissions, which can be done through technologies such as carbon capture, utilization and storage.

Canadians have been waiting years to find out what the Liberals have in store for them with this transition, and will now have to wait even longer for any kind of certainty about their futures.  The Liberals continue to fail to see what truly needs to be the focus in all of this: killing the emissions, not the industry.

Robert Kitchen

Souris-Moose Mountain MP