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BC Gas and Oil Lobbyists: Behind Victoria’s closed doors

The Wilderness Committee has just finished a survey that shows gas and oil company lobbyists are contacting the BC provincial Government two or three times a day. This is not new, they were also making overtures to the previous BC Liberal regime, but it does raise the question of whether they are shaping the policies that determine the future of all British Columbians. 

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B.C. MLA calls for protection of CGL pipeline workers, slams ‘arrogant’ NDP government

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Following two new arrests at the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline site near Houston this week, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross came forward in support of pipeline workers and spoke about protecting them.

“The workers are not at fault here. They are just doing the job they were supposed to do under a contract with the company. They should not be exposed to anything, other than just doing a job that was lawful.”

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Election 2021: Conservative candidate refuses to sign Wet’suwet’en group’s pledge as it may contravene Elections Act

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Claire Rattée, the Conservative candidate for Skeena–Bulkley Valley said she will not be signing an online pledge put forth by a Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en clan asking candidates to commit to not provide federal funding for LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink projects in Northern B.C. 

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Election 2021: Federal Green Party’s battle for survival unfolds on Vancouver Island 

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver Island is a long way from the seat of power in Ottawa, but it’s a vital battleground this election for the survival of the federal Green Party.

The party’s only two incumbent candidates, former leader Elizabeth May and Paul Manly, are hoping to retain their toehold on the southeast tip of the island, despite bitter infighting between the party’s leader, Annamie Paul, and some of the party’s brass that dragged on until the eve of the election.

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Ksi Lisims LNG project faces potential setback over pipeline jurisdiction

By Daniel Mesec, CICK 93.9 Smithers Community Radio, Local Journalism Initiative

Last month, the Nisga’a Lisims government in the Nass Valley announced an ambitious new resource project, Ksi Lisims LNG, a 12-million-tonne-per-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at Wil Milit, north of Prince Rupert, BC near the Nisga’a village of Gingolx.

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