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NDP John Horgan: LNG development must not overshadow the rights of B.C. residents

The aforementioned conditions are one of four guided principles Horgan has drafted before potential LNG projects move forward in B.C.

The second principal, according to Hogan, is a guarantee for all British Columbians to reap a fair share of profits from the resources that belong to them. The third is a commitment from the province to respect and make partners with First Nations while recognizing their right to a share of any benefits that may result from LNG. Finally, Horgan wants to ensure the air, water and land are protected, and British Columbia’s LNG industry is as clean as it can be.

“LNG developments must be about building communities – not camps; about jobs and opportunities for B.C. workers and families, about partnership with First Nations. (It’s) about protecting our air, water and land; and about returning a benefit to all British Columbians,” Horgan said during his speech, adding, ““These are minimum requirements for my support.”

Horgan has challenged Premier Christy Clark to ensure the commitment to these principals when, and if LNG development moves forward.

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