Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe condemned the federal Justice Minister for saying he might rescind the Natural Resources Transfer Agreements (NRTA).
The NRTA was signed in 1930 between the federal government of Canada and the provincial governments of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
The agreement transferred control over the natural resources, such as minerals, forests, and waterways, from the federal government to the provincial governments.
Last week, Justice Minister David Lametti said he was “looking at” rescinding the agreement.
Subsequently, Moe and Smith responded with a strong warning to Lametti and demanded an apology from the Prime Minister.
“This would pose an unprecedented risk to national unity and Alberta condemns this federal threat in the strongest possible terms,” Smith said.
“I will be contacting Premiers Scott Moe and [Manitoba Premier] Heather Stefanson to discuss next steps and call on the Prime Minister to immediately have his Justice Minister retract and apologize for these comments immediately,” she added.
Likewise, Moe said Lametti’s comments were “outrageous.” Moe also demanded Prime Minister Trudeau “immediately” put Lametti in his place.
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