Ottawa, ON—On Tuesday, recently appointed Governor General, Mary May Simon, presented Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Governments political priorities in the Speech from the Throne. It comes with Parliament as reconvened this past week, more than two months after a Pandemic election that saw the House of Commons return largely unchanged in Ottawa.
Member of Parliament for Battle River—Crowfoot and Deputy Shadow Minister for Rural Economic Development and Rural Broadband Strategy, Damien C. Kurek, said of the speech, “The throne speech yesterday did nothing to outline the priorities of Canadians and Albertans, but rather focused on the platitudes of an Activist Government.”
He went on to say, “Justin Trudeau is continuing his attack on oil and gas workers. The only reference to Albertan energy workers was to put a cap on oil and gas emissions in Canada. To top that off, he failed to even mention agriculture and did not outline a plan to address supply chain challenges or the out-of-control inflation that Canadians are experiencing. Rising prices are driving up the cost of everything, something that very much affects rural Canada.”
Kurek concluded by stating that Canada’s Conservatives will continue to be the voice of small business owners, energy workers, farming families, and seniors. “We will continue for Canadians.”