Saskatchewan senator says Regina power outage is ‘preview of Canada’s future’

REGINA — A Conservative senator from Saskatchewan says a power outage in Regina is a “preview of Canada’s future” if Justin Trudeau remains Prime Minister.

The comment was made in a tweet posted on Sen. Denise Batters’ account Saturday morning.

It says a major power outage that happened in the city’s southeast is a sign of what’s to come if Trudeau ”continues to implement his terrible anti-energy industry agenda.”

The post also references the carbon tax and proposed legislation to overhaul assessments of major energy projects and limit oil tankers off the northern coast of British Columbia.

Batters and a spokesperson for SaskPower did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Batters is a vocal opponent of the federal Liberal government’s energy policies and has appeared with other Conservative leaders at pro-pipeline rallies.

Batters has landed in hot water for other Twitter posts.

Last year, she apologized to Liberal member of Parliament Omar Alghabra after saying he should be asked whether his background in Saudi Arabia impacted his work as parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs.

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