In the Prime Minister’s marching orders to our Natural Resources minister, it is clearly stated that:
Throughout Canada’s history, our prosperity has been built on our natural resources. It is a core responsibility of the federal government to help get our natural resources to market.Rt. Hon. Justin TrudeauPrime Minister
Our government understands well-paying middle class jobs come from a prosperous energy sector. That’s why we have approved Enbridge’s Line 3 and the TransMountain pipeline to ensure that we get access to international markets for our oil.
We also know that we need to see the economy and the environment as two sides of the same coin. That’s why we are putting a price on pollution while moving ahead on projects that grow our economy. After ten years of the previous government’s failure to advance one inch of pipeline to new energy markets, we are having success.
One aspect of this work is our program of consultations and liaising with the young energy workers across this country. With Generation Energy we are channeling the skills and expertise of the next generation into creating this new industry. Generation Energy is a national dialogue on Canada’s path to a low carbon future. The purpose of this dialogue is to invite all Canadians to share their ideas and participate in helping define Canada’s energy future. You can learn more at www.GenerationEnergy.ca.
We are committed to providing clean air and healthier communities for Canadians by limiting air pollution from industry. In early 2017, the Minister of Environment committed to moving towards cleaner economic growth while reducing pollution and providing a healthy environment for our children and grandchildren.
As part of our government’s commitment to a clean growth economy, we’ll be accelerating the transition from traditional coal power to clean energy by 2030. Building a smart, integrated clean-electricity system will deliver reliable and affordable power where it is needed.
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