In a statement, the United Conservative Party’s (UCP) Parliamentary Secretary for Affordability and Utilities called the Liberal-NDP climate agenda “far-left.”
Chantelle de Jonge made the comments while addressing the Trudeau Liberals’ Clean Electricity Net-Zero grid timeline, which aims for zero-emission electricity by 2035.
“The far-left ideology behind this rapid 2035 timeline would condemn countless Albertans and Canadians to poverty,” de Jonge said.
Notley, Trudeau far-left policy
“This is the inconvenient truth that Justin Trudeau, Steven Guilbeault, and Rachel Notley don’t want to acknowledge. We know this policy would drive Albertans’ power bills through the roof, and the bottom line is this: United Conservatives won’t let this happen,” de Jonge said.
De Jonge further pointed to a recent report by the Public Policy Forum, which estimates the 2035 Liberal-NDP plan will cost a staggering $1.7 trillion.
Alberta’s share of this financial burden could reach into the hundreds of billions, placing an overwhelming weight on the shoulders of hardworking Albertans.
Grande Prairie MLA Nolan Dyck also expressed his disappointment with the Rachel Notley-led NDP for prioritizing alignment with the Trudeau Liberals over the welfare of Alberta’s families and businesses.
Dyck highlighted the impact the 2035 plan is having on electricity costs and reliability, particularly for small enterprises that form the bedrock of the province’s economy.
Federal Conservatives also condemn climate cultists
Last week, Conservative environment and climate change critic Gérard Deltell unleashed a scathing critique of the Trudeau government’s recent move to impose electricity regulations.
“A memo from his minister’s own department confirmed that this ideological agenda will significantly ‘increase the costs’ of utility bills that Canadians have to pay every month. Some estimates suggest that the cost of the Liberal plan could be up to $1.7 trillion. Canadians just can’t afford Justin Trudeau anymore,” Deltell stated.