MP Jim Eglinski Participates in the Take-Note Debate on Job Losses in the Energy Sector – February 8, 2017

MP Jim Eglinski Participates in the Take-Note Debate on Job Losses in the Energy Sector

February 8, 2017

OTTAWA: On February 8th, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, participated in the take-note debate on ‘Job Losses in the Energy Sector’.  During debate MP Eglinski asked the Leader of the NDP, the Hon. Thomas Mulcair, the following:

“Mr. Chair, my riding of Yellowhead has not been affected as much as a lot of parts of Alberta, but some of the communities in my riding have. Two-thirds of the community of Grande Cache, a community of 4,500 people, have been without jobs for over two years. The communities of Hinton and Edson have been taking in residents from Grande Cache, assisting them in trying to find jobs. In fact, one chap worked for me for a couple of weeks until he could find some work. Yet the provincial government has not assisted them. Nor has the federal government.

Could the hon. member tell us where he sees roles for provincial and federal governments in these communities that are being devastated?”

The Hon. Mulcair’s response can be found on page 49 at:  http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/House/421/Debates/136/HAN136-E.PDF.

 

For more information:  Jim Eglinski, MP (613) 992-1653

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