CALGARY – Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau has told Albertans he would never use the wealth of the West to gain votes elsewhere.
Trudeau, who announced his candidacy Tuesday night, made his first campaign stop in Calgary, where he said it is wrong to divide Canadians over natural resources.
He says that was the wrong way to govern in the past and will always be wrong.
He said there isn’t a province in the country that would find 170 billion barrels of oil and leave it in the ground.
Trudeau added that work must be done to lessen the effects on the environment rather than shut down projects completely.
He was to speak at a hotel in Richmond, B.C., later in the day on the Liberal party’s future.