The Liberals may have just won the election last night, but Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe wants Justin Trudeau to know that he has some strong words for him. Moe announced on his Twitter that he had written an official statement that outlined what his province would expect from the newly formed Liberal minority government.
"After last night's federal election, it is clear we need a New Deal with Canada," Moe wrote. "Read my statement here."
Attached to the tweet was an image of the official statement from the Premier, which starts by describing the "frustration and alienation" felt by people living in Saskatchewan.
"In Canada, we now have a Liberal minority government that did not receive the popular vote, has no clear mandate, will be supported by a 4th place party that has never governed or a party that does not want to be part of this nation," Moe wrote, most likely in reference to the NDP and Bloc Quebecois. "This minority government also has no representation from Saskatchewan or Alberta."
Moe then writes that it is time for a "new deal with Canada." He lays out three demands for Trudeau: "Cancel the federal carbon tax," "commit to negotiate a new equalization formula that is fair to Saskatchewan and Alberta," and "commit to develop a plan to ensure Saskatchewan and Alberta can get our exports to international markets."
After last night's federal election, it is clear we need a New Deal with Canada. Read my statement here: https://t.co/DsemIHN3qR— Scott Moe (@Scott Moe)1571759420.0
For his third point, Moe clarified that "this means pipelines." He concluded the letter by writing that he wants the Prime Minister to prove that he has heard the province's frustration and work with them.
This is not the first time Scott Moe has criticized Trudeau. During the election, Moe called Trudeau, "Dangerous, divisive, & destructive."
Moe's letter saw both support and criticism on Twitter.
"Well done Premier Moe. Regrettably the Prime Minister’s words will prove to be as empty as they have always been. Best to start planning next steps as I’m sure you are. You and our Premier Kenney will be a formidable pair. We need you both at your best! Best wishes," wrote @GaynorDan.
"That's some pretty tough talk, coming from a guy who's never led a party to victory in an election. Especially to a guy who's just won two federal elections," wrote @neilpk70.
@PremierScottMoe Well done Premier Moe. Regrettably the Prime Minister’s words will prove to be as empty as they ha… https://t.co/q3eMAabFdl— Dan Gaynor (@Dan Gaynor)1571764657.0
@PremierScottMoe That's some pretty tough talk, coming from a guy who's never led a party to victory in an election… https://t.co/cz67Gumbeg— Count Floyd 🇨🇦 (@Count Floyd 🇨🇦)1571765162.0
@PremierScottMoe I read this as political talk for: Listen up Trudeau we're not putting up with this crap any more.— 🕊️ PolyMath 🕊️ (@🕊️ PolyMath 🕊️)1571767908.0
@PremierScottMoe take the L buddy— Mike Barber down with the sickness (@Mike Barber down with the sickness)1571763574.0
@PremierScottMoe We need you to make an attempt to work with the federal government, instead of whatever it is this is— Courtzz (@Courtzz)1571762152.0
@PremierScottMoe When it comes to Alberta and Saskatchewan we have heard Trudeau say they hear you many times In th… https://t.co/BH6xc7P01q— #WomenSayNoToPM! (@#WomenSayNoToPM!)1571764934.0
@PremierScottMoe So basically, ‘We know you won the federal election, but think we should run the country anyway’.… https://t.co/AAxaKWT3ca— Neal (@Neal)1571760702.0
@PremierScottMoe Or, you know, you can run a half-decent campaign with a non-chump leader and just win in the tradi… https://t.co/8Em8b7yOiH— Name cannot be blank (@Name cannot be blank)1571764615.0
@PremierScottMoe Can't fix liberal stupid. Not even worth the effort. They don't just want a bigger piece of the e… https://t.co/Op1K3SBwKp— Canadian Truth Seeker (@Canadian Truth Seeker)1571763254.0
@PremierScottMoe Why didn't we hear this crap back when Harper and Kenney drew up the equalization plan we are stil… https://t.co/2Kx1SEXKnU— Mike Morris (@Mike Morris)1571767815.0
The statement comes on the heels of the newly trending #wexit hashtag, which is being used by Canadians who believe that Alberta and Saskatchewan should separate from Canada.