FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River North MLA Dan Davies and Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier say Energy Minister Michelle Mungall should be meeting with local families during her visit to the Peace Region today and tomorrow.
“The minister should be planning on sitting down with the families in our communities who are already being affected by her government’s anti-resource development actions,” said Bernier, MLA for Peace River South. “All of us in the northeast corner of the province are interested in hearing what she has to say, considering not one person from her party visited this region at all during the election. She needs to provide clear, honest answers as to why she’s putting their jobs at risk.”
In a BC Liberal Caucus Press Release, it states: ‘Since the NDP took power, the province has seen the loss of a $36 billion project with the cancellation of the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal, a cancelled LNG conference, a political review of Site C dam which is threatening to put close to 2,600 people out of work and are now using taxpayer dollars to fight a pipeline slated to benefit not only B.C. but the rest of Canada.’
Davies also said he believes residents deserve the chance to meet with Mungall to express their concerns.
“I understand the government believes these are “fake jobs” but these are real people who are fearful for their jobs because of this NDP government,” said Davies, MLA for Peace River North. “I think we deserve more than just a fly-by meeting and photo-op. It’s great the minister is now finally coming here but they are making decisions without the facts and without talking to the people directly impacted.”
Bernier and Davies are prepared to set up meetings with families and the Minister while she is in the Peace Region.