Trudeau Minister More Interested in Attacking Oil and Gas Sector Than Fighting Climate Change

OCTOBER 31, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – Greg McLean, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, issued the following statement on the eve of Minister Guilbeault heading to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference:

“Steven Guilbeault has dedicated his life to trying to shut down Canada’s oil and gas sector. By handpicking him to be the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Prime Minister is continuing his attack on Canada’s oil and gas sector.

“Canadians want to reduce emissions and tackle climate change, while also protecting jobs and the economy. Minister Guilbeault is only focused on his own activist agenda, and can’t be trusted to strike this balance.

“The decision to appoint Minister Guilbeault is yet another example of Justin Trudeau’s record of style over substance, but Canada’s oil and gas workers can’t afford more of the same.

“Canada’s Conservative will hold Justin Trudeau and his ideologically driven Environment Minister to account when it comes to securing Canadian jobs, getting our economy back on track, and fighting climate change.”

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office