MARCH 2nd, 2016
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I would like to read a quote: “Rest assured, when elected, I will pound on the table on the need for pipelines. It is the safest to transport oil and it is in the national interest”.
Who said this to gain votes during the election? The member for Calgary Centre. The member voted against the motion that would affirm the House’s support for workers in the energy sector and pipeline development. When he did that, was he pounding on the table, or was he selling out?
Hon. Kent Hehr (Calgary Centre): Mr. Speaker, I am proud to be with a government which sees energy and the economy as two sides of the same coin. Here we have a time where Canadians have lost confidence in our system and now we are reintroducing principles that will allow us to get access to markets, something that the former government failed miserably to do.