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Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we have and always will stand with the energy sector and the Canadians who work in that sector. We have approved Enbridge Line 3, which will add more capacity to carry our oil to the U.S. We are moving forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the right w

December 13th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I think only a disconnected politician would call EI a handout. It is an earned benefit that workers have fought to have. We are proud of our record. In the last month, 36,500 new jobs were created in Alberta. That is a gain of 71,100 full-time jobs since 2015 in Al

December 13th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we recognize the diversity of opinion among indigenous communities on how we develop and transport our resources. We are trying to fix a system that was broken in 2012 when the previous government brought in changes that gutted environmental regulations, destroyed th

December 13th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we understand the challenges that are being faced by Alberta's energy sector. We are working closely with both provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan to explore a number of options, including moving forward on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the right way, en

December 11th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, there is $176 billion in potential investments planned over the next decade in the oil and gas sector. We are moving forward on expanding our pipeline capacity. We are the government that gave approval to Enbridge Line 3, which is under construction and will add 470,

December 10th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we absolutely understand the current crisis we are facing in Alberta, and we are working for solutions. However, it is because of the decade of failure by the previous government to build a single pipeline to non-U.S. markets. Ninety-nine percent of Alberta's oil is

December 10th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, we know that because of the price differential we are facing in Alberta, there is a very dire situation with which we need to deal. We are exploring all options that are in front of us. We will continue to make sure that whatever action we take, we do it in the mos

December 7th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I think it is appropriate that the member should know that one of the pipelines she cited as being built under the Conservatives' tenure was actually built in 1976. All they did was reverse the flow of the pipeline. If that is their record, that clearly demonstrate

December 7th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, let us share some good news about what is happening in Alberta today. Alberta gained 36,500 new full-time jobs in the month of November. This month was the largest single month for full-time job gains in Alberta on record. As far as northern gateway is concerned,

December 7th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, we are focused on fixing the flawed process that led to a number of pipelines not moving forward. Ninety-nine per cent of Alberta's oil is sold to one single customer, which is the United States. That was the case under the previous government, because it failed

December 7th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, let me take the opportunity to correct the hon. member. We approved Enbridge Line 3. That is under way now. That will add 370,000 barrels per day of capacity to get our resources to the U.S. On top of that, we are moving forward in responding to the court's decisio

December 7th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we take, very seriously, our obligations for meaningful and two-way consultation with indigenous communities. I have personally met with close to 40 indigenous communities that were impacted by the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. We are responding to the court's

December 6th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the Federal Court of Appeal has been very clear that in order to move forward on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, we need to re-engage with indigenous communities in our efforts to do a better job on the phase three consultations. That is exactly what we are fo

December 6th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the situation we are facing in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and in general in the energy sector, is a serious concern. We are moving forward on supporting the energy sector by giving it the accelerated capital allowance writeoffs. We are moving forward on building pipel

December 6th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we stand with energy sector workers. When we extended EI benefits by $1.3 billion, it was that party and its leader who voted against that funding for the workers. When we supported energy sector workers by moving forward on eliminating the orphaned oil wells and the

December 6th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet Sohi