Conservative MP Jasraj Singh Hallan points out that May was celebrating the loss of livelihoods and opportunity for thousands of Canadian workers.
A clip from late January is making the rounds again, following Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre drawing attention to remarks from Conservative MP Jasraj Singh Hallan.
Hallan had responded after Elizabeth May celebrated the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
May had Tweeted “Yahoo!” after the project was cancelled by US President Joe Biden, celebrating the destruction of Canadian jobs and the loss of livelihoods and opportunity for thousands of Canadians.
Here’s what Hallan said:
A few days ago, @ElizabethMay tweeted "Yahoo!" to the cancellation of #keystoneXL. This is a slap in the face to our hard-working Energy Workers and Albertans. I stood up in the house and defended our Canadian Energy Sector while expressing my disappointment in M.P May's comments pic.twitter.com/yHljFPHfnr
— Jasraj Singh Hallan (@jasrajshallan) January 27, 2021
On Twitter, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre included Hallan’s remarks as part of his larger point on the importance of making the ‘argument of the heart,’ not just logical arguments in favour of the Canadian energy sector.
This is a wise move, considering that while the facts are 100% behind the Canadian energy sector, opponents of the sector often make emotionally-strong but fact-free arguments against it.
If the Conservatives continue moving in this direction, their communication efforts could become far more effective, as they will stop ceding emotion – a huge aspect of politics – to their opponents.
You can watch Poilievre’s remarks below:
Anti-energy MP did a victory dance on the lost livelihoods of western workers.
But this rising star in Parliament exposed her cruelty. pic.twitter.com/Emb9f5ijPg
— pierrepoilievre (@PierrePoilievre) February 8, 2021
Photo – YouTube