NDP re-gifts BC Liberal cli­mate change plan in time for Christ­mas: BC Liberal

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“Ad­di­tion­ally, we are con­cerned that this plan con­firms that there should never have been a de­lay on whether to pro­ceed on Site C. The NDP’S waf­fling and bum­bling on that pro­ject cost Bri­tish Columbians a bil­lion dol­lars. This bil­lion dol­lars would have more than cov­ered the cost of elec­tric ve­hi­cle tran­si­tion or retrofits for pub­lic build­ings.

“This plan also does not in­clude any room for fu­ture LNG in­dus­try growth in B.C. – even phase two of LNG Canada is not ac­counted for. We will con­tinue to raise con­cerns about the NDP’S re­fusal to ta­ble their tax in­cen­tive struc­ture with LNG Canada that is be­ing ne­go­ti­ated be­hind closed doors.

“We see yet again that Premier Hor­gan doesn’t want to tell Bri­tish Columbians the costs of the back­room deals he is cut­ting to keep the con­fi­dence of An­drew Weaver and the Greens. This plan gives no in­di­ca­tion as to the tax bur­den on ev­ery­day Bri­tish Columbians, and what they can ex­pect for hous­ing cost in­creases due to build­ing code changes.

“The NDP has de­layed ac­tion on rideshar­ing. They’ve de­layed ac­tion on the Massey Tun­nel re­place­ment, and they’ve de­layed move­ment on their poverty re­duc­tion plan – all projects crit­i­cal to our en­vi­ron­ment and econ­omy. This is a gov­ern­ment that takes for­ever just to do noth­ing. We re­main con­cerned that this plan is yet an­other ex­am­ple of that trou­bling trend.”

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