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'We want a fair deal:' Michelle Rempel and Jeremy Nixon launch petition supporting Albertans

Last Updated Dec 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm MST

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Conservative MP Michelle Rempel and UCP MLA Jeremy Nixon are making it known they aren’t happy with how Alberta is being treated in Ottawa.

The pair have teamed up to launch a petition they say will help fight for fairness in our province.

“The challenges that Albertans are facing can no longer be ignored by the rest of Canada,” Rempel said in a media release. “In the last election, Albertans overwhelmingly rejected Justin Trudeau’s damaging policies and approach. Enough is enough.”

In the release, Rempel went on to say Justin Trudeau’s Throne Speech was an insult to the countless Albertans that are out of work due to our current PM’s attack on Alberta’s energy sector.

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UCP MLA Jeremy Nixon also chimed in on the release saying “My neighbours in Calgary-Klein are proud to be a part of Canada but are frustrated with the federal government’s mishandling of the economy and its hostile approach to the energy sector,” Nixon said. “Now, that they are struggling, they need Canada to stand up for them, their industry, their jobs and their families. We don’t want a special deal, we want a fair deal.”

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The petition lists some of the main concerns the pair are raising, that include:

  • The Liberal government has intentionally imposed damaging legislation, like Bills C-69 and C-48, which has had, and will continue to have, devastating impacts on Alberta’s economy
  • The Liberal government refuses to examine the unfairness in the equalization formula;
  • Albertans overwhelmingly rejected the policies and approach of the current Liberal government in the most recent election;

 

Following the points of opposition from the Calgary Nose Hill MP, the petition reads “We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to allow Alberta to take any and all measures deemed necessary to further its rightful autonomy and advance the interests of all Albertans.”

To view the petition, click here.