Danielle Smith vows to fight Trudeau’s ‘absurd’ plastics ban
‘They have declared plastics toxic for one reason and one reason only, because they want to intervene in our area of jurisdiction.’
(LifeSiteNews) — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s looming single-use plastics ban of being a direct attack on her province’s oil and gas industry, vowing to put an end to the proposal.
While speaking in the Alberta legislature on Monday, Smith said that it’s “absurd” that the Trudeau federal government has “intervened in our area over managing our petrochemical industry.”
She also blasted the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) for supporting “something as frivolous as imposing a ban on plastic straws,” which creates “uncertainty in our petrochemical industry.”
Just recently, the Trudeau Liberals announced they want to ban some single-use plastic items such as spoons, forks, and cups as part of their effort to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030.
Smith further blasted this move by Trudeau as having nothing to do with helping the environment, but rather it being a direct and unprovoked attack on Alberta’s livelihood, its oil and gas industry.
“They have declared plastics toxic for one reason and one reason only, because they want to intervene in our area of jurisdiction, to do this again and again and again, and that’s why we’re challenging them in court,” said Smith.
She then accused the Trudeau government of creating “uncertainty as we end up trying to do broad cross-border trade.”