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PREMIERS OF MANITOBA, ALBERTA, & SASKATCHEWAN SEND JOINT MESSAGE TO TRUDEAU


Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - Premier Heather Stefanson, with support of her colleagues, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, released a joint statement directed at Prime Minister Trudeau in response to a statement by a Trudeau Cabinet Minister. The Minister, said the Federal Government may strip away the constitutional authority and control over natural resources, that the provinces have today.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to tell Canadians today that federal Justice Minister David Lametti was not speaking on behalf of the federal government when he said he would look at rescinding the 1930 Natural Resources Transfer Agreements with the Prairie provinces and strip away their constitutional authority and control over natural resources.


These agreements recognized the Prairie provinces with the same rights over resources that all other provinces already had. Those rights have been fundamental to the people and the economic autonomy of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta for nearly 100 years.


The federal government cannot unilaterally change the Constitution. It should not even be considering stripping resource rights away from the three Prairie provinces.


The prime minister needs to immediately retract these dangerous and divisive comments by his justice minister.

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