Saskatchewan's steel industry, which employs over 1,100 families at facilities like Evraz steel in Regina, needs our support.
Our province's steel industry faces the challenge of an NDP/Trudeau carbon tax, which would move production to places around the world that do not have a carbon tax, like the United States, or China.
In addition to their support of a carbon tax, the NDP refuses to explicitly support the construction of pipelines in our country. With both the Trans Mountain and Keystone XL pipelines planning to source a majority of steel for the pipe from Evraz Steel in Regina, we need to unequivocally stand behind the construction of pipelines now more than ever.
And now, the United States is slapping a 25% tariff on Canadian steel. Saskatchewan will support the federal government's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. steel and other goods to ensure we stand up for jobs in this critical industry.
These tariffs will harm Saskatchewan’s economy and will drive away our steel companies.
Premier Scott Moe and our team will stand up for Saskatchewan steel and the thousands of jobs that it supports.