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Statement on Western Canada Engagement Endorsement

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Today, Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement: "I have seen a news release from the Mayor of Lethbridge, with the support of many Albertans, suggesting to the Prime Minister that I should be asked to help with the western Canada engagement. I am very flattered and humbled by this. If the Prime Minister asks, I am ready to help and would be delighted to help build a plan to re-invigorate western Canada.…
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Design my 2019 Holiday Greeting Card

Every year I host a friendly competition for Alberta children to design my holiday card. The winner will be featured on my Senate Christmas card which I send to colleagues, the diplomatic community and friends during the holiday season. You are invited to submit your entriy no later than NOVEMBER 18, 2019. If you wish to participate, please scan and email the artwork to me at doug.black@sen.parl.gc.ca with the subject line “Holiday Card 2019 Competition”. Please ensure that all…
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Why would the Government sit on its hands and not defend our strategic Canadian asset?

News Release Many Canadians are questioning why the Government would not actively oppose the recent leave to appeal applications respecting the Trans Mountain Pipeline, including Elected Alberta Senator Doug Black who, this morning wrote to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti seeking answers to this burning question.   Senator Black, on behalf of all Canadians who had their tax dollars invested by the Government into the Trans Mounta…
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Canada’s Economy is Challenged and Senator Doug Black Seeks Understanding

News Release With an eye on the pressures impacting Canada’s economy, Elected Alberta Senator Doug Black who chairs the Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce is seeking a special meeting of the committee with the Governor of the Bank of Canada.     Senator Black said, “Today I have written to the Government Representative and to the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate asking for their approval to convene the Committee to hear from Bank of Canada…
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"Closed for Business" Sign Remains in the Window of Canada

Remarks on the Message from Commons on Bill C-69 Impact Assessment BillCanadian Energy Regulator BillNavigation Protection Act Bill to Amend—Message from Commons—Motion for Concurrence in Commons Amendments and Non-Insistence Upon Senate Amendments Adopted On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné: That, in relation to Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian E…
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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 r…
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A lot of work was required to fix Bill C-69

Remarks on 3rd Reading Debate of Bill C-69 Impact Assessment BillCanadian Energy Regulator BillNavigation Protection Act Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Debate On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Black (Alberta), for the third reading of Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequentia…
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Colleagues, support Alberta and Canadian prosperity and sink the Tank Ban on the final vote.

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement following the vote to reject the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications' recommendation not to proceed further with Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.   "This afternoon, the Senate rejected its Transport Committee’s report urging the defeat of the Tanker Ban bill. After travelling to BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, holding meetings in Ottaw…
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The purpose of the tanker ban is to ensure that Alberta cannot send to Asia product from the oil sands.

Senator Doug Black Report Stage Remarks on Bill C-48 Tanker Ban Report Stage — Debate Continued Oil Tanker Moratorium Bill Seventeenth Report of Transport and Communications Committee The Senate proceeded to consideration of the seventeenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications (Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along Br…
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The Time has come to Sink Bill C-48

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement following the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications’ vote to recommend to the Senate that Bill C-48 the Tanker Moratorium Act should not proceed. “This is a very good day for Alberta. “Today the Senate Transport Committee, has recommended to the Senate not to proceed with Bill C-48 the Tanker Ban. You know my view on the Tanker Ban. You’ve know…
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Senator Doug Black calls for tanker ban consultations with Albertans in Alberta

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement on the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications travel plans regarding the committee’s hearings on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. “I have just had confirmed that for its study on the proposed oil tanker ban on the northern coast of BC, the Senate Transport committee has decided to visit Price Rupert and Terrace British Columbia but not…
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