Canada: Premier Clark Says LNG Industry Will Create Jobs in B.C.


Premier Christy Clark visited the Spectra Energy facility in Fort Nelson to connect the dots on how strong leadership and a strong economy will create jobs for families both in Fort Nelson and around B.C.

“Today we are at the heart of one of the greatest job opportunities that B.C. has ever had,” said Premier Clark. “Liquefying natural gas means creating 100,000 jobs for B.C. families. Both here in Fort Nelson and in the professional services industry in the Lower Mainland.”

The Premier outlined three issues that are key to securing the natural gas opportunity, where Today’s BC Liberals say YES and the NDP say NO:

  • Today’s BC Liberals say YES to natural gas recovery. The NDP say NO, because they want to delay it or put a moratorium on it.
  • Today’s BC Liberals say YES to Site C, because we need it to power the natural gas industry. The NDP say NO, because their special interests tell them to.
  • Today’s BC Liberals say YES to rural revenue sharing opportunities. The NDP say NO because their new natural gas tax will drive the industry to Alberta, so there will be no revenue to share.

The Premier spoke about how Spectra Energy represents both the past and future of B.C.’s economy.

“Only Today’s BC Liberals have strong leadership for a strong economy,” said Premier Clark. “Only Today’s BC Liberals have a clear plan to control spending and grow the economy to put us on the path to a Debt-Free B.C.”

Since the BC Jobs Plan was launched, Premier Christy Clark’s leadership has moved the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) opportunity forward, resulting in nine proposals to create jobs and investment in B.C. Our government’s LNG Strategy, a part of the BC Jobs Plan, expects to see three LNG facilities operating by 2020.

LNG World News Staff, May 8, 2013; Image: bcliberals

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