Premier Scott Moe at the Saskatchewan oil and Gas Show on June 5. Photo by Brian Zinchuk

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe responded to the passing in recent days of Bill C-59, which includes essentially a gag law against the energy industry talking about doing good by the environment.

Moe posted on various social media on June 22, “The NDP Trudeau coalition has launched a censorship campaign against energy companies – the very companies who power nearly everything in our daily lives.

“Bill C-59 sends the wrong message. We should be proud of Canada’s industries and all that they do for the environment, sustainability, and energy security, and not be silenced by a federal gag-order preventing anyone from sharing that story with the world.

“We are currently considering all options to fight back against Bill C-59, including under the Saskatchewan First Act.

“Our government remains committed to telling the world our story on a strong, sustainable Saskatchewan.”

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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith posted a video on June 21 of that province’s Minister of Environment and Protected Areas Rebecca Schulz, a video which pulls no punches in calling out “eco radical views”:

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Editor’s note: There is no way in hell Pipeline Online will be censored in this manner. I did not wear an air force officer’s reservist’s uniform for seven years to be gagged by my own federal government. I see your gag law, Ottawa, and raise you Sec. 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which states, “ Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: 

  • (a) freedom of conscience and religion;

  • (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

  • (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

  • (d) freedom of association.

 

Oilpatch to Ottawa: To hell with your gag law