Responsible development balances the need of the community and the needs of a project while safeguarding the environment. Whether the project is residential, industrial, commercial or infrastructure, they are all necessary to build the province but they need to be completed in a responsible way. Natural resources play a crucial role in BC’s economy and Canada is fortunate to have an abundance of natural wealth, including large reserves of natural gas, minerals and metals, as well as forests that spread across our country.
The latest issue of the BC Construction Monitor takes a close look at what major project review processes actually consist of. What we found is that they are in fact rigorous, science-based, highly responsive to public and Aboriginal input, and much more comprehensive than many people have been led to believe.
Pacific NorthWest LNG would create up to 4,500 construction jobs and 330 long-term positions.
TMEP will play a large role in creating jobs and wealth for local families, and help build a stronger future for B.C.
We need to focus on the issues we can fix with regards to housing affordability in the Lower Mainland
○ Up to 330 direct operational long-term jobs
○ Approximately 300 local spin-off jobs
○ Up to 4,500 jobs during peak construction
○ Contribute up to $1.3 billion annually to federal, provincial and municipal governments in various taxes and royalties
It was one of the largest expressions of grassroots concern and opinion that we’ve seen recently in B.C. Thousands of residents in Fort Nelson, Fort St. John and Terrace held “Northern Jobs for Northern Families” rallies. They were driven by deep concern with the impact of the resource downturn on their communities, businesses and families and by a deep conviction that the development of an LNG export industry in B.C. is a decisive turnaround opportunity.I can’t think of any better evidence that LNG projects have the coveted stamp of “social licence.”