In his Speech from the Throne, Justin Trudeau failed to mention the issue of the western provinces feeling alienated by the Prime Minister and his government. While Trudeau likes to say that we are stronger when we are united and we are all in this together, our country is more divided than ever.
New Conservative leader Erin O'Toole made it clear during his first call with the Prime Minister that he must make addressing national unity concerns and western alienation a priority. However, there is not a single thing in the throne speech to even acknowledge that there is a problem.
All federal governments need to show Canadians that it values and respects all of them and their contributions to this country. This respect starts with an understanding that revenue generated through natural resource extraction helps to build roads, hospitals and infrastructure. The lack of respect by the Prime Minister for our natural resource industries is unacceptable as they are the backbone of our economy.
Our oil and gas sector is needed and will be needed around the globe for years to come; and we’re the most environmentally-friendly resource extractor on the planet. Justin Trudeau is hanging the sector out to dry for an ideological bent. To let Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and other countries (who are not environmentally conscious) produce all the world’s oil requirements is irresponsible. It does nothing for climate change.
Agriculture, forestry or energy resources were not mentioned once in his Throne Speech. This is completely unacceptable given that we just found out that Canada recorded its largest ever drop in natural resources employment in the second quarter.
The Liberal Government doesn't understand the sacrifices our farmers make in producing food not only for Canada, but for the world. Our farmers produce agricultural products in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. They should be congratulated and supported. They are instead ignored.
I will not support Justin Trudeau's Speech from the Throne. Canada needs a plan that will keep Canadians safe, protect jobs and gets our country back on track.