Red Deer-Mountainview MP Earl Dreeshen. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer-Mountainview MP Earl Dreeshen. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer MP speaks out against Liberal/NDP agreement

Red Deer-Mountainview MP Earl Dreeshen releases statement

Red Deer-Mountainview MP Earl Dreeshen says the new Liberal/NDP agreement will deliver a crushing blow to Alberta’s ability to promote its energy industry to the rest of the world.

“With a single backroom handshake this government is destroying jobs and livelihoods and leaving Canadians on their own to manage an even more uncertain future. We are now faced with growing concerns over food security and energy poverty,” said Dreeshen in a statement.

On Tuesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the New Democrats will support his Liberal minority government through to 2025.

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Dreeshen said the backroom deal means the Liberals will become even more out of step with what Canadians want.

“Whether this is a power grab from this prime minister to secure his self-proclaimed political birthright, or simply an NDP Hail Mary to remain relevant as a party, this extreme leftist coalition is not what Canadians voted for.”

He said the move solidifies Singh‘s compliance with a party that has done nothing but harm Canadians and cater to the elite.

“I will continue to fight for all Canadians who are being harmed by the radical legislation being pushed by this official merger,” Dreeshen said.

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Under the agreement, the Liberals and NDP will agree to identify priority bills to move swiftly through the House of Commons. They will prioritize work on a dental-care program for low-income Canadians, national pharmacare, affordable housing, phasing out subsides for fossil fuels, forbidding the use of replacement workers in federal industries during strikes or lockouts, and supporting Indigenous communities that wish to undertake burial searches at the former sites of residential schools.

They also agree to work on fair taxation measures, including changes for financial institutions that have made strong profits during the pandemic, and collaborate with Elections Canada on ways to make it easier to vote. Making sure that Quebec keeps its 78 seats in the House of Commons is also part of the arrangement.

— with files from The Canadian Press



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