Trudeau tells Alberta: ‘It is wrong to use natural wealth to divide Canadians’

CALGARY – Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau has told Albertans he would never use the wealth of the West to gain votes elsewhere.

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.




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Trudeau tells Alberta: ‘It is wrong to use natural wealth to divide Canadians’

  1. Come on, CP — how many attended? Was it exciting or dismal? Did Albertans seem responsive to him? How about a few details? I mean, if it’s worth writing about the eastern guy who went west on his first day of campaigning, then it’s worth a few details.

  2. Soo the Dauphin says Alberta is dividing the country I thaught that honor belonged too the head Dipper Mulcair……….

    • No, I think what he is saying is that unlike his father (responsible for the NEP that brought western alienation to new heights and is still used to this day as a symbol to rally support against Liberals and “the east”), he believes that the wealth from the oil should properly accrue to the province where the oil (or other natural resource) is found.

      At least, that’s how I read this snippet; haven’t seen his actual speech…

  3. It’s nice to see Justin admit that his father cynically pursued divisive policies and strategy for craven political gain.

    • Now if only Harper would admit to same…

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