The Conservativesâ€™ stubborn obsession with promoting the export of non-renewable raw resources has already meant that over 500,000 value-added and manufacturing jobs have been lost in Canada. With the unemployment rate remaining stubbornly high, this is an irresponsible approach from the Harper government.
Even Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty admitted that the Keystone XL pipeline will ship quality, well-paid Canadian jobs south of the border. We had hoped that the old line parties would see reason and work with us to safeguard Canadiansâ€™ future. Unfortunately, Liberals and Conservatives are of the same mind and defeated this motion.