LNG allowed to proceed because it makes financial sense

It will produce 10,000 construction jobs lasting five years.

LNG allowed to proceed because it makes financial sense

Re: “Shame on provincial NDP for approval of LNG”, (Citizen, April 10)

In regards to Catherine’s comments she says British Columbians voted for change in the last B.C. provincial election. How so?

The B.C. Liberals elected 43 MLAs, the NDP 41 MLAs, and the B.C. Greens, three MLAs. British Columbians did not vote for change. The B.C. Liberals won the provincial election, in a minority status. The reason why we have a NDP minority government today is because of the three Green MLAs forming a alliance with the B.C. NDP.

Catherine says that she is disappointed with the NDP allowing for LNG to proceed. The reason the NDP allowed for LNG to proceed is that it will produce 10,000 construction jobs lasting five years. On completion of the project there would be 950 permanent jobs. Revenue wise, B.C. taxpayers would receive via their provincial government $23 billion over 40 years, deposited into the government bank accounts. This kind of revenue could be put to good use for the taxpayers of B.C. and maybe also put a end to the B.C. seven per cent sales tax. I am sure Catherine, for one, would enjoy not paying the B.C. sales tax anymore. Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan

Just Posted

Duncan city council declares climate change emergency

“I think sometimes it’s important to start with identifying the fact that something’s real.”

Andrea Rondeau column: Second chance for dogs in Duncan bylaw a good idea

I’m not usually timid around animals, big or small.

Drivesmart column: Electronic monitoring pilot projects already underway

Our current system of trying to change driver behaviour largely consists of traffic tickets

Robert Barron column: Hats off to humanitarian workers

Saurazas didn’t seem to be fazed very much by the peril she was exposed to

Cowichan Valley jazz graduate wins prestigious scholarship

Bassist Brock Meades and drummer Graham Villette get $2,000 Fraser MacPherson Scholarship

Duncan Grande Parade draws a crowd

Entries old and new enjoyed by a big audience

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read