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Northeastern B.C. mayors in Ottawa to promote LNG

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. — Representatives from northeastern B.C. are in Ottawa this week to promote LNG in B.C. and speak to federal cabinet ministers.In the group, there is Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Mayor Bill Streeper, District of Tumbler Ridge Mayor Don McPherson, District of Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser, Dawson Creek City Councillor Charlie Parslow, and Colin Griffith with the NEBC Resource Municipalities Coalition.Bob Zimmer, the member of parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, is hosting them. He said he’s pleased to have gotten to work together with them in planning the trip.- Advertisement -“It is critical that this government continues to hear about the strong support for BC LNG,” Zimmer said. “This industry is not only vital to the future growth of our local economy, but will also help in reducing global emissions.”According to a press release sent out on Monday, the group met with Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr; François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau; representatives from the office of Amarjeet Sohi, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, as well as Dianne Watts, the Opposition’s critic of that ministry.“So far, I would say that these meetings have been positive and I am hopeful that our region is being heard,” said Zimmer. More meetings are scheduled to carry on this week.Advertisement He said communities are struggling under the low price of energy, and that he calls again on the Prime Minister to support LNG — and ultimately ‘do the right thing for British Columbia, Canada, and the global environment.’last_img

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