FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2020
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead and Deputy Shadow Minister for Natural Resources (Forestry and Mining), rose in the House of Commons to ask the government to stop dividing the country and approve the Teck mine project.
MP Soroka stated, “Canada’s Environmental Assessment Agency recommended this mine be approved. The project has signed agreements with all Indigenous groups who live near it.”
He continued, “since the Liberals were first elected, over $100 billion in energy projects have been lost, thousands of jobs are gone, and national unity is damaged. The failure to approve the Teck Mine would make this problem even worse.”
In response, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages said: “…we’ll
have a decision at the end of February 2020, Thank you.”