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Ottawa, Dec 6 (Canadian-Media): During Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's response to Thursday's throne speech in the House of Commons this morning, besides blaming the Liberal government for fomenting a national unity, Scheer said that the speech did not properly address economic anxieties in Alberta and Saskatchewan, media reports said.
Andrew Scheer. Image credit: Twitter handle
"A national unity crisis requires respecting provincial jurisdiction and scrapping the carbon tax and stopping the attack on the Western Canadian economy," Scheer said.
Scheer blamed Liberal policies during the first four-year term who more willing to listen to "foreign-funded activist groups" than energy workers.
"We're going to fight for pipelines, lower taxes and reduced regulations to make Canada the best place in the world to invest, start a business and create jobs."
The downturn in economy has cost the jobs of over 100,000 oilpatch employees, according to the estimates by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources (CSUR).
Scheer called on the Liberal government to return to balanced budget, developing a foreign policy which closely aligns Canada with Israel and protecting Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.
"After many years of trying and failing by previous governments, we're moving forward with building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion," Trudeau said. "There are shovels in the ground and thousands of people newly hired to make sure we can get our energy resources to new markets responsibly and sustainably."
"In the speech from the throne, we recognized the challenges facing workers in our resource sector with the lower prices on international commodities. There have been some very difficult times for workers, particularly on the Prairies," the prime minister said.