Premier Christy Clark is dismissing opposition to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project near Prince Rupert.
During a media availability in Vancouver Monday, Clark labelled the recent Lelu Island Declaration signatories “the forces of no”.
The coalition of heredity First Nations leaders, elected officials, and others wants Lelu Island and nearby Flora Bank off limits to the Petronas-backed LNG terminal over concerns about Skeena salmon habitat.
Clark says the world is being divided into two camps: those who say no to everything and those that want to find a way to get to yes.
Clark says finding a way to yes, even when it’s very difficult, is the way to create jobs and a future.
The Lelu Island Declaration was the culmination of the two-day Salmon Nation Summit which saw up to 300 First Nations leaders, scientists, elected officials, and locals gather in Prince Rupert.