Speech From Throne
Prince George, B.C.- A commitment to grow the economy and give taxpayers a break, among the highlights of today’s speech from the throne.
Lieutenant Governor, Judith Guichon delivered the speech this afternoon.
With an election about three months away, the speech was heavy on celebrating the accomplishments of the current government but delivered some hints as to what can be expected in the budget which will be delivered one week from today.
The speech contained a commitment to working towards a new softwood lumber agreement, while at the same time, expanding export opportunities.
There was also a promise to work with rural communities dependent on natural resources, to diversify their economies and assist with infrastructure needs.
The promise of LNG was also noted, as the Wood Fibre final investment decision has been made and others are close. “The LNG opportunity remains in reach” read Lt. Governor Guichon.