EDMONTON, AB: Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the federal government’s announced review on drywall tariffs in Western Canada:
“I am grateful to hear the federal government is responding to our concerns and the concerns of people across Fort McMurray with the recent ruling by Canada Border Services Agency that effectively closed western Canada from imported drywall.
“We remain deeply concerned about the impact this will have on Fort McMurray as people look to rebuild their homes, their lives and their businesses.
“We will continue to ask the federal government to suspend the tariff during its review or at the very least use its authority to exempt drywall coming into Fort McMurray from this new tariff.”
In September, Jean and Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Tany Yao sent a letter advocating for changes.