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I will continue to advocate and support our collective family business

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black

Today, Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement regarding Bill C-48 and C-69.

"This week, the Government flexed its muscles and is forcing Bills C-48 and C-69 on Canadians. I am disappointed that they chose to ignore the appeals of Provinces, First Nation Leaders, municipalities, associations and the resource industry who put forward sensible, carefully thought out amendments to ensure that responsible resource development in this country continue. That has been, and will continue to be, our collective national family business – which I will continue to advocate for and support.

"The Senate amendments to Bill C-69 weren’t partisan attempts to score political advantage, they were an honest effort to secure the jobs of hard working Canadians who are worried about their future. It is disappointing to see their outright dismissal and not finding compromise."

The Senate amendments to Bill C-69 weren’t partisan attempts to score political advantage, they were an honest effort to secure the jobs of hard working Canadians who are worried about their future.