With the delay of the Keystone XL line in the United States, Canada's ability to export oil to Asia is back on the agenda. This means that the Northern Gateway project, which would run from near Edmonton to Kitimat, is under more intense focus.
"This is a great project for British Columbia. The Northern Gateway will help deliver much need jobs and investments to the northern BC," said Mr. Cummins, leader British Columbia's Conservatives. "British Columbia's infrastructure will be vastly improved with port, road and railway developments. It will open up to our province, and our country the massive Asian energy markets."
The project has at least two more years before it will break ground. The federal government is undergoing community and environmental consultations before giving the project the green light. Until the report is finished, the Liberal government is refusing to provide a position on the project.
"It is disappointing that we will not hear Premier Clark's opinion on this crucial matter until after the next election. As the leader of the province, she should be championing this project which will be an enormous boost for northern BC."
According to a study by Enbridge, the project would generate $1.2 billion in provincial tax revenues over thirty years in B.C. It will also create 35,000 person-years of employment during its construction with over 500 of these being long-term jobs. It is also estimated that it will create $112 million in revenues in Northeast B.C. and $400 million in Central B.C. through regional goods and services.
"Once the project has cleared its environmental assessment, it is a no brainer. It will mean more jobs, increased revenue, better infrastructure and BC as a global leader in trade."
"The BC Conservatives support this project and are not afraid to demonstrate leadership on this issue. We are excited by the prospect of new jobs and investments in the north and a new BC Conservative government will be vocal advocates for the Northern Gateway Pipeline." Submit Resume Here
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