Current Souris-Moose Mountain MP Robert Kitchen is seeking re-election for 2019 and he will be running as a member of the Conservative Party under Andrew Sheer’s leadership.
Kitchen has expressed a great deal of concern over the cancelation of the Energy East pipeline. He noted that the current Liberal government has plans to send infrastructure money overseas instead of keeping that money within Canada.
Kitchen has additionally expressed concern for farmers and ranchers who see the current Liberal government as an inhibitor to their success in the marketplace.
“They are having huge impacts on our farmers, ranchers and on our oil businesses that have seen a big downturn over the last couple of years. We saw the Liberals basically step in the way of the Energy East pipeline,” said Kitchen.
“My other issue is trying to make Canadians understand the great steps that farmers are doing with the sequestration of carbon through their crop rotations, we get no credit for that and those are things I would look forward to championing,” said Kitchen.
Kitchen has intent if elected to continue his support for the carbon capture and storage process for coal fired power plants that are here within the Estevan area.
“Next term in office I would hope that we will be in government because the present Liberal government is putting in polices that are affecting rural Canada in particular Souris–Moose Mountain and these polices are detrimental to the economy,” said Kitchen.
Kitchen also spoke of his tenure as vice-chair of the parliamentary committee on Veterans Affairs.
“My role was the vice chair of Veterans Affairs for two years and that has been a tremendous honour and privilege for me to have been on that committee. It is a role that I enjoyed tremendously,” said Kitchen.
2015 was the first year that Kitchen was elected to represent Souris–Moose Mountain in Ottawa in the 2015 federal election. Kitchen has always taken issue for what he called the Liberal governments reckless spending and an attack on natural resource production and small businesses.
If re-elected Kitchen is looking forward to continuing to grow as a candidate and learning more about how to best serve the people in his riding.
“Every day there is something new and I am a big proponent of continuous learning, as long as I am learning something new everyday and I am doing that I look forward to progressing with that,” said Kitchen.