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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: Tuesday…
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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 projects can…
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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 immediately act. Ther…
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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 power that…
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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 Canada.…
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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 certificate ackno…
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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 t…
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Senator Doug Black urges the federal government to refer the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute directly to Supreme Court of Canada

News Release Independent Senator Doug Black calls on the Government of Canada to immediately refer his bill and the constitutional question regarding Ottawa’s ability to regulate the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Supreme Court of Canada for an expedited hearing. Bill S-245, the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, was introduced by Senator Black two weeks ago and was seconded by Conservative BC Senator Richard Neufeld. “I believe this pipeline project will greatly benefit Cana…
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Statement by the Honourable Doug Black on the Federal Government’s Supercluster Announcement

“I was surprised and disappointed when I learned today that the Government’s Innovation Supercluster announcement by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains did not support either of the Alberta based proposals. “Both the Smart Agrifood Supercluster based in Olds, and the Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Supercluster based in Edmonton were bypassed. “This is yet another example of the Federal Government overlooking Alberta and our…
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Senator Black Tables Bill Declaring Trans Mountain is in the National Interest

News Release Senator Doug Black introduced Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act. This important bill recognizes the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project as in the national interest and critical to the future prosperity of Canada’s economy. BC Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld seconded the bill. “This project has been rigorously reviewed by the National Energy Board (NEB) after an exhaustive hearing process and a thorough review of facts,” noted Senator Black. “What…
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