MP Stubbs and Poilievre argue to approve $20-billion in energy projects amidst economic strain

Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs has penned an opinion piece with Conservative shadow minister Pierre Poilievre that argues a way to stimulate the economy right now is to approve some or all of the $20 billion’s worth in oil and gas projects waiting for approvals.

The piece titled: Want real stimulus? Here’s $20-billion worth was published by the Financial Post on Thursday.

“When the COVID-19 lockdown ends, the economy will need a defibrillator to shock it back to life,” they said.

They argue that if the federal government can pass over $100 billion in emergency benefits in one day, they can show the same urgency with the $20 billion in private investment that costs taxpayers nothing.

Stubbs is the shadow critic for natural resources.