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December 10, 2018

Manitoba Premier and Alberta United Conservative Leader meet to discuss carbon tax, C-69

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister today met with Alberta’s United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney to discuss areas of mutual interest between the two provinces, including a shared commitment to opposing Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax, the ‘No More Pipelines law’ Bill C-69, and internal trade barriers.

“When one member of the Canadian family is suffering, all of Canada is suffering,” said Premier Pallister. “The impact of C-69 will be to create an imbalance in the approval of resource development and its transport, which will make the existing bad situation even worse.”

Premier Pallister and Mr. Kenney are part of a growing group of provincial leaders opposed to the federal carbon tax, which includes the governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick.

“Alberta is fortunate to have an ally like Manitoba in the fight against the threatened federal carbon tax,” said Kenney. “Premier Pallister is also part of a growing group of leaders standing up to the Trudeau government’s ‘No More Pipelines law’, Bill C-69, which the energy industry indicates would prevent any future pipeline projects in Canada. I look forward to working with Premier Pallister in defending Canadian taxpayers.”

A United Conservative government would stand up for Alberta by immediately joining the legal fight against Trudeau’s carbon tax.