Premier Pumps Up the North
Premier addresses Natural Resource Forum – photo 250News
Prince George BC -Premier Christy Clark says BC will have a surplus this year and the Province is poised to be number one in growth in Canada this year and next, just two notes from her address which celebrated the resource sector at the Natural Resource ForumSaying resources are the backbone of B.C. , Premier Clark says she sees her role as more of one of support which includes recent talks with the Federal Government to ensure the softwood lumber agreement is dealt with.
She said she knows there are lower prices for LNG and that might make it harder to make it happen but she won’t give up ” BC was not founded by quitters, W.A.C. Bennett was not a quitter” she said people elected her government to lead “You didn’t elect a government to quit”.
She said as natural gas prices continue to recover, BC will be ready ” Natural gas is the transition fuel from things like coal” said Clark.
She praised the diversity of natural resource development in B.C. saying we need only look to Alberta to see what can happen when all the eggs are placed in one basket.
Although commodity prices are low, she says mining will come back, and her team is doing what it can to ensure those jobs are there when commodity prices come back .
Premier Clark says “According to Resource Works, a ten percent increase in natural resource output in B.C. would add $4.5 billion dollars to the Country’s GDP.”
“I am prepared to stand up for the resource sector”said Premier Clark, ” We should never ever forget the fundamental bedrock of British Columbia”.
She closed in saying said, “now is the time to keep our eyes on the ball and focus on the fundamentals that drive British Columbia.”