A Canadian Premier Just Called Trudeau "Dangerous, Divisive, & Destructive"

Premier Moe isn't happy about where the Liberals stand on oil.
Scott Moe Called Trudeau "Dangerous, Divisive, & Destructive" In A New Tweet

As Canada gets closer and closer to election day, the political climate is heating up and now one of Canada's provincial premiers has decided to weigh in. In a tweet yesterday, Premier Scott Moe called Justin Trudeau "dangerous, divisive, and destructive" and it's all because of oil. 

Scott Moe is the Premier of Saskatchewan and the leader of the Saskatchewan Party. In a tweet yesterday, Moe shared an opinion piece from The Globe and Mail that says that the "The Liberals have rolled the dice by making anti-oil-industry rhetoric a key part of their election campaign." 

The piece gives the example of Trudeau saying during the French debate that he would stand up to oil interests and mentions that a number of Liberal candidates have tweeted out against pipelines.

This messaging comes as climate change and the environment has been a big focus of the campaign, especially in the wake of Greta Thunberg visiting Canada for a climate strike. However, it turns out that this message is a problem for Premier Moe. 

In his tweet, along with sharing the opinion piece, he says, "Dangerous, divisive and destructive. What kind of a national government actively campaigns against one region’s most important industry?"

While Canada's oil and gas industry is primarily associated with Alberta, Saskatchewan has their own stake in it too. 

According to Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership, oil and associated products was the province's most significatn export into the U.S. back in 2017. That year, they exported $7.3 billion of oil products to the U.S. 

On top of that, as a more conservative government, the Saskatchewan Party supports the expansion of pipelines in Canada and even have an ongoing petition calling for the Trans Mountain Pipeline to get built. 

In the petition, Moe's party again calls out Trudeau saying "The Trudeau government needs to ensure this pipeline gets built NOW, and the NDP needs to stop opposing construction of pipelines in Canada. Billions of dollars to Saskatchewan's economy and thousands of jobs across our nation depend on it." 

It's unclear how many people have signed the petition. 

These latest comments from Premier Moe come less than a week before election day, which is on October 21, but it's not the first time he has spoken out about Trudeau. Moe has regularly called out the carbon tax and argued that Trudeau is threatening national unity. 

Narcity has reach out to the Liberal Party for a comment and will update this story when a response is received. 

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