KITIMAT (July 30, 2019) – BC Liberal MLAs have wrapped up a successful caucus meeting in Terrace and Kitimat that highlighted the region’s growing importance to the provincial economy.
“We are going to experience rapid growth in our region that has never been seen before thanks to LNG,” says Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. “It will open up our provincial economy to a completely new range of export opportunities that will benefit Terrace, Kitimat and our province as a whole. Our potential is unlimited but we need a commitment by all politicians to put anti-pipeline politics aside and concentrate on industries that will provide benefits to everyone.”
Last Friday the National Energy Board ruled that the Coastal GasLink Pipeline clearly falls within provincial jurisdiction after an anti-pipeline activist attempted to derail the LNG Canada project. Meanwhile, BC Liberal MLAs are renewing their call on John Horgan and the NDP to step in and do something to prevent further job losses in our ailing forest industry.
“We have a forest industry in crisis and nothing is being done to help one of the cornerstones of our provincial economy,” says BC Liberal Caucus Chair Jackie Tegart. “BC Liberal MLAs came to Skeena to witness firsthand what we can achieve in the long term, but we need a provincial government that is willing to act immediately to support people who are losing their jobs in forestry.”