Conservatives pass motion to create committee on Canada-U.S. relations

February 16, 2021

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, released the following statement regarding the passing of the Conservative Opposition Day motion:

“Today, Conservatives secured the creation of a special House of Commons committee devoted to Canada-U.S. relations with the support of all parties. This Conservative initiative will help advance one of most important pillars of our recovery, the economic relationship between Canada and the United States.

“The Canada-U.S. committee will get answers for Canadians about the Trudeau Liberals’ failures to address ‘Buy American’ procurement rules, the economic impacts of the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat of the Line 5 pipeline cancellation on both our countries, and other important issues like tariffs, energy security, and the environment.

“At a time when both our countries need to be focused on getting people back to work and restoring our ways of life post-COVID-19, we must begin planning to reopen and rebuild our economy.

“The creation of this committee is just one of the tools Conservatives are using to secure our recovery and get Canadians back to work.”