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Niki Ashton Reprimands Trudeau Government For Giving Money to Loblaws and Ignoring the Norman Region

Niki Ashton is continuing to press Ottawa when it comes to money that she doesn’t think is being spent wisely.

 

Ashton recently asked the Prime Minister why money is going to his billionaire friends when First Nations and hurting Canadians get nothing. 

 

She said that last week she asked the government to address urgent food insecurity in our region because of climate change, and that they quote delivered giving 12 million dollars to Loblaws, a company headed up by the second richest Canadian. 

 

Ashton added Liberals also gave four point five billion dollars to a rich American oil company and that quote in the eyes of this Liberal government it’s clear that every problem can be solved by giving money to your billionaire friends while First Nations already hurting from climate change get nothing.

 

In response, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna noted that the money given to Loblaws will be used to update to energy efficient freezers and coolers, which she says will be equivalent to taking 50 thousand cars off the road a year.

 

She added that the company is paying three quarters of the cost.

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