Mr. Speaker, with friends like the Alberta Liberals, the member for Ajax—Pickering does not need any enemies.
This week, on Mike Duffy Live, Alberta Liberal leader, Kevin Taft, criticized the position of the member for Ajax—Pickering by warning him directly that the federal Liberal intrusion into the oil sands could eventually threaten the unity of our country.
In a recent interview, the member for Ajax—Pickering stated, “if they refuse to work with us...there will be consequences”.
It is outrageous. We have seen, time and time again, the Liberals' lack of concern for the west and their willingness to pit regions of Canada against each other for their own electoral gain. We have seen the consequences of this antagonistic Liberal strategy before and Canadians do not want to go back.
Thankfully, our government has taken real action to tackle the important environmental issues without resorting to veiled threats directed at individual provinces.
Will the new Liberal leader take the advice of his provincial cousin, change his secret agenda and call off his attack dog?