Ottawa’s proposed post-pandemic “green recovery” would strike a death knell for Western Canada’s economy and must be blocked by Prairie MPs and senators, the Buffalo Project lobby group said Tuesday.
In a pair of open letters addressed to lawmakers, the group pushing for what it calls a better economic deal for the region says the Sept. 23 federal throne speech that’s to include a focus on environmental sustainability is a threat to western prosperity.
“The ‘Green Recovery’ plan promised by the West’s representative in cabinet, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, may be the undoing of our industries as we know it,” they state.
“To date, strategic lip service has been paid to modern agriculture and natural resource development while the Liberal government in the House of Commons has slowly undermined our ability to attract investment and build sustainable businesses.”
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