Stephen Harper's proposed restrictions on bitumen exports caused no uproar. So why the fury at Justin Trudeau? - 2019-07-07

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F185.png Stephen Harper's proposed restrictions on bitumen exports caused no uproar. So why the fury at Justin Trudeau? July 7, 2019, David Climenhaga, blogs, rabble.ca

Late last week, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer was once again accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government of wanting to phase out the oilsands, as he put it, and passing laws to put that putative plan into action.

Notwithstanding a lack of persuasive evidence, the popularity of this refrain here in Alberta never seems to wane.

Perhaps there's a subtle distinction that escapes the uneducated layperson's eye, but can someone in Scheer's Conservative parliamentary caucus or Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party explain the difference between Trudeau's restrictions on bitumen exports and Stephen Harper's plan for the same thing?

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