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2019/02/20 | Chamber of Commerce sounds alarm at Canada’s growing divisions over infrastructure projectFebruary 20, 2019Kamloops Chamber of Commerce sounds alarm at Canada’s growing divisions over infrastructure project failures
Kamloops – February 20, 2019 – According to the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce the very fabric of our country is being threatened by the devastating
impact of low oil prices, our inability to get energy resources to global markets and the increasing tensions between Canadians who live in resource-producing
regions and other parts of Canada.
We are joining hundreds of other chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the country today to demand immediate improvements to Canada’s
broken regulatory system to ensure our energy resources get to international markets.
“Canada cannot fulfill it’s historical position in the world without a strong economy. Our parties and regions must unite to act and to act now, to ensure
we are competitive and that we are maximizing the potential of the resources we have available. Said Joshua Knaak, Board President for the
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce.
“The government also needs to implement the regulatory changes promised in the Fall Economic Update and make immediate plans to get our resources
to tidewater. Canadians have had enough of the talk. We want to see real, concrete actions,” added Knaak.
There is enormous demand for Canadian energy products, which are some of the cleanest and most ethically-produced in the world, to displace coal
as an energy source within growing economies like China and India. Canada is squandering an opportunity to put more money in the pockets of every
single Canadian and fight climate change at the same time because of the endless political bickering.