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GUNTER: Once again, Trudeau manages to insult the west

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Wow. That didn’t take long.

In a year-end, one-on-one interview with CTV’s Lisa LaFlamme, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to resume his drive-by smearing of Alberta.

Trudeau and his Liberals, of course, don’t have a single MP from either Saskatchewan or Alberta. This is easy to understand. Trudeau is hated in both provinces because of his open hostility to the oil and gas industry that sustains their economies.

During the recent federal election, Trudeau wooed “green” voters by promising to watch out for Big Oil. He also pledged to fight conservative premiers – such as Alberta’s Jason Kenney, Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe and Ontario’s Doug Ford – and the oil lobbyists who fund them.

Trudeau didn’t single out Ontario’s carmakers or Quebec’s concrete industry, just the West’s energy. Indeed, his Liberals have promised to wipe out all subsidies and tax breaks for the oil industry by 2025 – subsidies and tax breaks that........

© Winnipeg Sun