Liberal MP responds to Alberta NDP trolling ad
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Liberal MP responds to Alberta NDP trolling ad

Last Updated Dec 13, 2018 at 1:31 pm MDT

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi addresses a news conference in Ottawa on October 3, 2018. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is asking the National Energy Board to make sure existing oil pipelines are being used as efficiently as possible. The market price for Alberta oil is rebounding today a day after Premier Rachel Notley announced plans to cut production by almost nine per cent in January however the discount Canadian producers have to stomach compared to the price their U.S. counterparts make is still north of $30 a barrel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA (660 NEWS) – The Federal Minister of Natural Resources understands why the Alberta NDP made such a bold move at the Liberal Christmas party earlier this week.

The NDP projected a slide outside of the federal Liberal Christmas party that claimed to show how much money is being lost every day because pipelines aren’t moving Alberta oil to world markets.

Minister Amarjeet Sohi said he understands the frustration.

“We are very proud to be standing, firmly supporting Alberta’s oil and gas sector, workers and communities and we will continue to do so. I’m very proud of what our government has done for Alberta, and we will do more.”

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Sohi agrees Alberta is losing billions of dollars due to a lack of market access and that his party is working to get oil to market.

“That frustration is the reason that we are moving forward on building the pipeline capacity that’s been lacking. We’re moving forward on building Enbridge Line 3. We’re moving forward in the right way on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.”