British Columbia Economic Development

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I am Pro-business and believe that we absolutely need to promote and foster responsible economic development to grow and support our growing population. This includes infrastructure, renewable and non-renewable resource development. We need to be able to market our products and services to the greater global community, not just be dependent on United States.

A hot-button topic today centres around who has the right to approve the pipelines, LNG plants and Hydro projects underway or proposed, in British Columbia.

First Nations, and rightly so, have the right to be consulted and duty to be circumspect and diligent in their analysis of each new and far reaching developments that affect their territories.  They also have the responsibility to work, Nation to Nation, to find middle ground where possible and not to just say no to every project just because they have the right to consultation.

And yes, I can hear the hue and cry now. We have absolute right to decide on the approval of any of these projects.  I don’t necessarily agree with that view. We all have the right to consultation and to be part of the approval process.

One of the positive outcomes is the requirement now to consult First Nations on these projects in a meaningful way. As a result, individuals, companies and Government are now more aware of the many complex issues involved, including responsible stewardship of the land, forests and streams in developing and building large projects.

The economic prosperity at stake may be just around the corner and it is not just a blip for the now, but is poised to create generational and perhaps even two generational prosperities for the entire Province.  The Trudeau Government needs to make the right choice and approve these projects and use revenue from these projects to plan and develop clean energy sources for the future.

POLITICS: Blaming Premier Christie Clark for the delay of investment decisions of LNG Projects – When did the Premier start to control the world pricing of LNG, oil and the world economy?  It’s the global economy stupid. I can’t believe all the cheap shots bandied around about the Premier and Liberal Party. You know the ones: It’s a conspiracy to line their own pockets, they don’t care about the citizens, etc., their dishonest, they don’t know what they are doing, etc. etc. C’mon folks, for the most part these people have entered into Public Service to serve the people who elect them.  Sure, some end up being in over their head, but these people that WE HAVE ELECTED.  Complain if you must, but how many of you would run for office as a MLA let alone the Premier?  Few is my guess.

What would the NDP do? Sounds like John Horgan would simply cancel everything.  Claims all the approval processes for pipelines are faulty, but he will get everything back on track, especially to meet our global warming targets.

Are they kidding?  Is that the plan?  What about creating jobs that will allow young families to work and earn the wages they need to prosper, to grow their families? What about creating hope for these young families

The NDP are still so out of touch with reality that they will likely remain as the number two choice in BC (as they will cancel almost everything). The current projects on the books will deliver generational, and maybe even two generations economic development – read prosperity, for everyone in BC.  This is jobs job creation in all parts of the Provinces.

Horgan’s two NDP sidekicks, Burnaby Mayor Corrigan and Vancouver’s Robertson have just spent time and a lot of money travelling to Ottawa to convince the Government and local MP’s not to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline and other resource projects.  Global warming rears its ugly head once again.  Did Gregor bicycle his way to Ottawa, did he jog through the highways and byways to get to Ottawa?  No, of course not.  They Drove Cars to the airport on petroleum based roads, flew on jet fueled Airplanes, rented Automobiles and stayed in first class hotels with Air Conditioning. They ate in restaurants with Gas Stoves, wear clothes that likely contains petroleum products or at any rate were probably made using resource powered tools and equipment.

So the NEB has approved Kinder Morgan with157 conditions. I have read complaints that these conditions are going to be easy for Kinder Morgan to achieve and that this is not adequate.  The opposing side has now presented 19 Scientists that says the NEB’s process was flawed on a scientific basis.  I don’t know about that, because I am not a scientist, but one would think the Federal Government has credible scientists they consult on these matters. Have we denigrated to pitting scientist against scientist now?  Who’s qualified, who’s not.  Which ones have based their findings, whether support or protest based on their own social leanings?  Is that scientific or self-serving?

Has anyone read the NEB report? Here is a link so you can read it yourself and have first hand knowledge.

http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/pplctnflng/mjrpp/trnsmntnxpnsn/index-eng.html

So what about the companies and businesses who will gain from these projects? Do they care about the environment, global warming or the social effects on the human and animal populations?

Look, the long and short of it is that companies are in business to make money.  That’s their mandate and their responsibility to their shareholders. However, today, because of the new landscape companies must consult, they must adhere to environmental laws and directives. They are savvy and aware and understand they have to contribute positively and monetarily to the social fabric of the communities they participate within.

What’s are the answers to these questions?

Does Aboriginal consultation include a Veto?

Why are proponents not as vocal as Opponents?  Who is speaking up?

Check out this video produced by the ICBA (Independent Contractors & Business Association) showing support for industry in BC.  Go to their website and see facts and figures for support of major projects underway or proposed in British Columbia.

<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/161685354″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

Looking after the” land and sea” is obviously admirable and responsible.

Tanker traffic will increase, what’s the safety plan?

Salmon spawning in Prince Rupert.  Can’t they just move the location to eliminate this issue?

Pipeline Leaks/Spills:

How will pipelines tear up the land and disrupt nature?

How will they they renew the construction areas?

What is the emergency response time – is it adequate – are they willing to have full-time human resources and equipment at key places for quick response?

How quick.  Can they detect a pipeline breach and how quick can they turn off the spigot to minimize damage?

 

What’s your OPINION?

PLEASE COMMENT!

 

 

I am Pro-business and believe that we absolutely need to promote and foster responsible economic development to grow and support our growing population. This includes infrastructure, renewable and non-renewable resource development. We need to be able to market our products and services to the greater global community, not just be dependent on United States.

A hot-button topic today centres around who has the right to approve the pipelines, LNG plants and Hydro projects underway or proposed, in British Columbia.

First Nations, and rightly so, have the right to be consulted and duty to be circumspect and diligent in their analysis of each new and far reaching developments that affect their territories.  They also have the responsibility to work, Nation to Nation, to find middle ground where possible and not to just say no to every project just because they have the right to consultation.

And yes, I can hear the hue and cry now. We have absolute right to decide on the approval of any of these projects.  I don’t necessarily agree with that view. We all have the right to consultation and to be part of the approval process.

One of the positive outcomes is the requirement now to consult First Nations on these projects in a meaningful way. As a result, individuals, companies and Government are now more aware of the many complex issues involved, including responsible stewardship of the land, forests and streams in developing and building large projects.

The economic prosperity at stake may be just around the corner and it is not just a blip for the now, but is poised to create generational and perhaps even two generational prosperities for the entire Province.  The Trudeau Government needs to make the right choice and approve these projects and use revenue from these projects to plan and develop clean energy sources for the future.

POLITICS: Blaming Premier Christie Clark for the delay of investment decisions of LNG Projects – When did the Premier start to control the world pricing of LNG, oil and the world economy?  It’s the global economy stupid. I can’t believe all the cheap shots bandied around about the Premier and Liberal Party. You know the ones: It’s a conspiracy to line their own pockets, they don’t care about the citizens, etc., their dishonest, they don’t know what they are doing, etc. etc. C’mon folks, for the most part these people have entered into Public Service to serve the people who elect them.  Sure, some end up being in over their head, but these people that WE HAVE ELECTED.  Complain if you must, but how many of you would run for office as a MLA let alone the Premier?  Few is my guess.

What would the NDP do? Sounds like John Horgan would simply cancel everything.  Claims all the approval processes for pipelines are faulty, but he will get everything back on track, especially to meet our global warming targets.

Are they kidding?  Is that the plan?  What about creating jobs that will allow young families to work and earn the wages they need to prosper, to grow their families? What about creating hope for these young families

The NDP are still so out of touch with reality that they will likely remain as the number two choice in BC (as they will cancel almost everything). The current projects on the books will deliver generational, and maybe even two generations economic development – read prosperity, for everyone in BC.  This is jobs job creation in all parts of the Provinces.

Horgan’s two NDP sidekicks, Burnaby Mayor Corrigan and Vancouver’s Robertson have just spent time and a lot of money travelling to Ottawa to convince the Government and local MP’s not to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline and other resource projects.  Global warming rears its ugly head once again.  Did Gregor bicycle his way to Ottawa, did he jog through the highways and byways to get to Ottawa?  No, of course not.  They Drove Cars to the airport on petroleum based roads, flew on jet fueled Airplanes, rented Automobiles and stayed in first class hotels with Air Conditioning. They ate in restaurants with Gas Stoves, wear clothes that likely contains petroleum products or at any rate were probably made using resource powered tools and equipment.

So the NEB has approved Kinder Morgan with157 conditions. I have read complaints that these conditions are going to be easy for Kinder Morgan to achieve and that this is not adequate.  The opposing side has now presented 19 Scientists that says the NEB’s process was flawed on a scientific basis.  I don’t know about that, because I am not a scientist, but one would think the Federal Government has credible scientists they consult on these matters. Have we denigrated to pitting scientist against scientist now?  Who’s qualified, who’s not.  Which ones have based their findings, whether support or protest based on their own social leanings?  Is that scientific or self-serving?

Has anyone read the NEB report? Here is a link so you can read it yourself and have first hand knowledge.

http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/pplctnflng/mjrpp/trnsmntnxpnsn/index-eng.html

So what about the companies and businesses who will gain from these projects? Do they care about the environment, global warming or the social effects on the human and animal populations?

Look, the long and short of it is that companies are in business to make money.  That’s their mandate and their responsibility to their shareholders. However, today, because of the new landscape companies must consult, they must adhere to environmental laws and directives. They are savvy and aware and understand they have to contribute positively and monetarily to the social fabric of the communities they participate within.

What’s are the answers to these questions?

Does Aboriginal consultation include a Veto?

Why are proponents not as vocal as Opponents?  Who is speaking up?

Check out this video produced by the ICBA (Independent Contractors & Business Association) showing support for industry in BC.  Go to their website and see facts and figures for support of major projects underway or proposed in British Columbia.

<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/161685354″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

Looking after the” land and sea” is obviously admirable and responsible.

Tanker traffic will increase, what’s the safety plan?

Salmon spawning in Prince Rupert.  Can’t they just move the location to eliminate this issue?

Pipeline Leaks/Spills:

How will pipelines tear up the land and disrupt nature?

How will they they renew the construction areas?

What is the emergency response time – is it adequate – are they willing to have full-time human resources and equipment at key places for quick response?

How quick.  Can they detect a pipeline breach and how quick can they turn off the spigot to minimize damage?

 

What’s your OPINION?

PLEASE COMMENT!

 

 

 

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