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NEWS RELEASE · 9th March 2013
BC Conservative Party
Strong support for Northern Gateway Pipeline project voiced in BC Conservatives' issue/policy paper

An issue/policy paper released today by the BC Conservatives states that the party "is strongly in favour" of the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. The paper is available here

Written by the BC Conservatives' Public Finance Committee, the paper calls for a "fresh look" at the provincial economy, which, under the BC Liberals' failed Jobs Plan, is seeing "a net outflow of young families from B.C. in search of good jobs."

British Columbia, the paper further states, "doesn't just have a loss-of-jobs problem; we have a loss-of-high-pay-jobs problem."

The Northern Gateway Pipeline is moves toward reversing this trend. Specifically, the project represents "a start to opening up the north so B.C. can reach our full economic potential and keep our young people at home."

The paper provides an in-depth look at global and Canadian oil production, alternate energy sources, the economic benefits that will accrue to both Canada and British Columbia should the Northern Gateway be completed, as well as environmental factors and an examination of pipeline and marine safety measures.

"The policies that the BC Conservatives will introduce during the up-coming election campaign are designed to create the wealth we need to cut taxes and attract industrial development that will create high-pay, high-skill jobs," said Scott Anderson, chair of the Public Finance Committee and candidate in Vernon-Monashee.

"The Northern Gateway Pipeline project is a first step to keeping our young people at home and restoring British Columbia as the prosperous province it once was."
Practical matters
Comment by david dickinson on 11th March 2013
Trouble is, Conservative Party of BC, that first you have to get elected. You are going about this backwards. You're supposed to lie to the public and tell them you are against the pipelines, then once in office, you reverse your position and support pipelines. No matter how great your ideas might be, they will be worthless if you don't get elected, and no-body wants to elect a pro-pipeline political party.

Oh well, maybe next time...
To all supporters of Enbridge:
Comment by Janice Robinson on 11th March 2013
Now you all know what party to vote for! The B.C. Conservatives! This includes you, Roger Harris.
No Jobs for BC
Comment by Joe on 9th March 2013
"The Northern Gateway Pipeline project is a first step to keeping our young people at home and restoring British Columbia as the prosperous province it once was."
How so? Most of the pipeliners will come from Alberta and that's short term anyway. Long term even the liberal party admits that it is no good for BC - less than 100 long term jobs. Yet we get the inevitable spill and we know from the Kalamazoo spill that bitumen is not like cleaning crude - it doesn't float but goes from the water surface to the bottom - you can't clean it up.