Interim Conservative party leader Rona Ambrose is slamming the federal government for what she calls a lack of transparency over its environment policy.
Speaking at the Surrey Board of Trade, Ambrose says the government needs to provide more openness and predictability for the guidelines for the energy sector.
“The problem we are having is now there is another process at the end of this, that is a political process, so industry is nervous, there is a lot of uncertainty out there. What does it mean if you get through the whole regulatory process, you have spent billions of dollars, you have done everything you are supposed to do, but then you have to wait to see what the politicians say.”
She was speaking in Surrey and Ambrose also lauded the community for trying to tackle the gang issue.
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Hurting LNG ambitions.
Ambrose says it’s too hard for energy companies to predict what Ottawa will or will not approve.
“Business is going to invest if there is a return on investment. They are not seeing a return on investment here anymore, because the regulatory process is too uncertain, and the tax regime is too uncertain.”
Ambrose also accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of raising taxes to pay for a social services agenda at the cost of focusing on business.