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Senator Doug Black’s Trans Mountain Bill wins Senate Approval

News Release Ottawa, May 23, 2018 – Alberta elected Senator Doug Black was successful in having his Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act pass third reading in the Senate without amendment. Following a vigorous debate, the bill received overwhelming support from Senators. The results of the vote continue to demonstrate the Senate’s confidence in the need for pipelines to ensure Canada’s energy products reach world markets. The Bill now moves to the House…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill S-245 Trans mountain Pipline Project Act, third reading speech

Hon. Douglas Black moved third reading of Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada. Colleagues, I have the privilege this afternoon of rising on third reading of Bill S-245. The intent of the bill before this chamber is to declare Trans Mountain Pipeline to be for the general advantage of Canada. There are two principal reasons for this bill. The first reason is that it provi…
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Senate Transport Committee Sends Trans-Mountain Bill Down the Line

News Release Ottawa, May 10, 2018 – The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, Bill S-245, sponsored by Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black and seconded by BC Senator Richard Neufeld, achieved another milestone last night. The adoption of the bill by the Transport and Communications Committee without amendments, reaffirms the Senate’s confidence in the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the project after an extensive and rigorous review. The Bill will now move…
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Senator Doug Black to appear before Senate committee on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act

Advisory Ottawa, April 30, 2018 – On Tuesday, members of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Communications will question Senator Doug Black on his public bill, Bill S-245, Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, which is currently at the committee stage. Bill S-245 would ensure that the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and any related works are not frustrated or delayed. The bill would also declare that the project is for the general advantage of Canada. Date…
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Senate takes decisive action to protect jobs and the economy

News Release Ottawa, April 25, 2018 – The Senate demonstrated confidence in the National Energy’s Boards rigorous review and approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project with the adoption at 2nd reading Bill S-245, the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act. The purpose of this Bill, is to ensure that the Government of Canada has an unfettered legal ability to ensure the pipeline is built, that the rule of law is respected, and that Canada affirms to the world that p…
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Senator Doug Black calls for action by the Federal Government on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Ottawa, April 8, 2018 – Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement following Kinder Morgan’s announcement of their suspension of non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Expansion Project: “I am shocked and deeply disappointed for all Canadians by the lack of action from the Federal Government which has brought us to this brink. My worst fears have been realised. “I call on the Prime Minister to immediatel…
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Senator Black delivers Speech on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act

News Release Ottawa, March 28, 2018 – Senator Doug Black delivered his 2nd reading speech on Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, a bill he introduced last month. This important bill recognizes the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project as in the national interest and critical to the future prosperity of Canada’s economy. The bill was seconded by BC Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld. The bill proposes to use the declaratory power of the Constitution Act, a…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill S-245 Trans mountain Pipline Project Act, Second reading speech

Hon. Douglas Black moved second reading of Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada. He said: Your Honour, honorable senators, I’m happy this afternoon to have the opportunity, particularly after having heard from Minister Carr earlier today, to speak at second reading of Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canad…
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Senator Doug Black recognises young Albertans who make noteworthy contributions to Alberta communities by opening nominations for the “Senator’s Contribution Award.”

News Release The Senator’s Contribution Award recognizes a deserving graduating student who has made an important and meaningful contribution to the greater good of their school or community. Any student in Alberta who would be deserving of this recognition can be nominated by their school. Launched in 2017 as part of Canada150 Celebrations, this year, Senator Black focuses on youth who are making a difference in their communities.  The award will consist of a certif…
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Slip-sliding away: Canada’s declining competitive position

Add a protectionist United States trade agenda to a Canadian government ambivalent to business and you get a situation that is increasingly very concerning to me and many Canadians. Foreign direct investment to Canada has frozen. Canadian companies’ investments are increasingly headed south. Unless we pull a U-turn fast, Canada risks an economic slowdown: our tax revenues will fall, our incomes will decline, and our GDP will stumble. Without a doubt, the aggressive stance being…
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