RELEASE: Tories Vote with NDP Against their own Member's Policy

Published on December 03, 2018

RELEASE: Tories Vote with NDP Against their own Members’ Policy

EDMONTON, AB: Today Freedom Conservative Party (FCP) Leader Derek Fildebrandt put forward a motion in the house to support the Tory’s own member-passed policy in support of a free energy market, independent of political interference, and opposed to supply management. Both the NDP and Tories combined to vote against the motion.

The motion stated [quoted exactly from page 10 of the UCP Policy Manual]:

The Assembly “supports facilitating market-oriented development of Alberta's diverse, abundant, renewable and non-renewable energy resources as a key driver of economic prosperity ultimately benefiting all of Canada, and in restoring the independence of our energy regulators from political interference,”

The motion continued:

and that this Assembly rejects any attempt to impose supply management on Alberta's energy industry by the use of quotas or any other legislative or regulatory measures to curtail production, as proposed by the Government and the Official Opposition.”

“It is unsurprising that the NDP would be in favour of supply management of oil, but the Tories had a black and white option to support a motion that was taken word-for-word out of their own policy book. The Tories had a choice to vote with their members, or their lobbyists. The FCP is proud to be the only party in Alberta that is standing up for free enterprise.” - FCP Leader, Derek Fildebrandt


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