Our plan ensures we not only create more jobs in our energy sector, but also in developing new processes to protect the environment
“That’s why our plan ensures we not only create more jobs in our energy sector, but also in developing new processes to protect the environment through BC’s hi-tech workforce”
While some in British Columbia see the energy resources of our province, and natural gas and oil in particular, as being offensive, BC’s Conservative are proud to stand up for this industry and its thousands of workers.
Speaking from his home riding of Peace River North this morning, BC’s Conservative leader Trevor Bolin remarked, “We’re very fortunate in the northern part of British Columbia, where I live. I grew up seeing the rigs drilling for oil, and much of that industry has now moved on to natural gas.”
“You’ll hear from other party’s and their leaders – and across social media – that the need for oil and gas is ending, but it’s not.”
British Columbia does energy resources better than anyone else in the world and, through changes in technology, we are making it safer to enable us to continue well into the future.
“We can and must ensure best practises are being used, unlike other jurisdictions around the world.”
BC’s Conservatives want to move forward cleaner and safer, with less of a footprint on our planet.
Said Bolin, “That’s why our plan ensures we not only create more jobs in our energy sector, but also in developing new processes to protect the environment through BC’s hi-tech workforce.”
“We’re one hundred percent for it”, said Bolin. “That’s why we have brought forward a real greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plan; one which will eliminate BC’s carbon tax -- a tax which unfairly hits interior and northern BC residents the hardest, and one which does little for the environment.”
Real action to protect our environment won’t come from a carbon tax, but it will from our Made-In-BC plan; one which will reduce GHG’s by up to 30% by using waste, for example, to create a cleaner burning fuel for agriculture machinery.
“We can be the first province to take a stance and be better stewards of our home – all this while helping every British Columbians live better, keep more of their hard-earned money and know that we did it first, and did it right”, Bolin went on to say.
“BC’s Conservatives will unabashedly stand for an industry, and its workers, that over the next decade will impact the BC economy with over $120* billion dollars in economic activity
BC’s Conservatives encourage the worlds best hi-tech workforce, which lives right here in BC, to continue developing new and better ways to protect our environment
And BC’s Conservatives stand proudly with the people of BC against a Carbon Tax imposed by the BC Liberals and a federal Liberal government”, Conservative BC leader Trevor Bolin concluded.
*SOURCE: Canadian Energy Research Institute, 2019