FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, rose in the House of Commons to call on the government to provide support to a new business in Drayton Valley which would create 50 full-time jobs.
MP Soroka stated, ” In my riding of Yellowhead, I have the Town of Drayton Valley, where oil and gas has been the main employer until recent years.”
“More than two weeks ago, I was informed that the new medical marijuana business needed financial assistance, and I sent an email to Minister Ng asking her for assistance for the community of Drayton Valley, to which I still haven’t received a reply. This new business will create more than 50 permanent jobs in the area.”
“Will the minister and the government help the community of Drayton Valley by financially assisting the business to create new jobs?”.
The Minister of the Environment, Jonathan Wilkinson, responded saying “…Certainly the focus of this government is on ensuring that we are addressing the needs of workers from coast to coast to coast.”
“With respect to workers in Alberta and Saskatchewan, we have taken significant action in funding the clean-up of orphan wells, as well as funding to address and implement methane regulations to cut carbon emissions…”
The full exchange is available here.