The federal Conservative Party of Canada is hoping that a bill that was recently deemed unconstitutional by the federal Supreme Court of Canada.
Bill C-69, also known as the Impact Assessment Act was originally passed in 2019 and allows federal regulators to make impact assessments for various resource projects.
That's been a sticking point for the provinces, with Alberta challenging it in their supreme court.
Souris-Moose Mountain MP Robert Kitchen says that even though the ruling's come down, it's unlikely to change much in the short term.
"It doesn't change because the legislation is in place, so that doesn't change that part. Now it's back with the government where they will hopefully look at this and change it. It doesn't defeat the bill or anything like that, it's just now it's it's back to the government."
Kitchen says it's unlikely to change as the Liberal government has voiced its disagreement with the Supreme Court of Canada.
"The unfortunate part is that today in the House of Commons, the minister basically got up and said it was an opinion as opposed to a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada. So we'll be interested to see where that goes as time transpires."
Kitchen says it's unlikely that any change that's positive for the resource industry would come from the current government.
"Throughout this process, we warned the Liberals that their plan was just steamrolling the provinces by giving themselves unprecedented power over provincial infrastructure, industry, and natural resources, including wind, hydro, critical minerals, oil, and gas, and that this would hurt Canadian workers."
Kitchen says that a Conservative government would fully scrap Bill C-69.
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