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John Horgan answers questions about LNG, Highway 16, and Liberals

BC NDP opposition leader, John Horgan outside CFNR. (Credit: Gene Law)

BC NDP opposition leader, John Horgan outside CFNR. (Credit: Gene Law)

Provincial NDP opposition leader John Horgan is touring the Highway 16 corridor from Prince Rupert to Prince George.

After meeting with Terrace City Council on Thursday, Horgan was available for questions.

When asked about continuing funding for the Highway 16 bus service, he says the province should continue funding as long as the service is needed.

Horgan says he’s against shipping bitumen through BC, but does support BC LNG as long as market conditions are right.

He takes aim at the Site C mega dam project, saying it’s a project we don’t need, especially when BC Hydro is forecasting a decline in electricity demand and alternative sources of energy are becoming cheaper.

When it came to criticism that his party hasn’t been able to clearly articulate a stance on issues, he says he’ll soon be releasing a platform.

One example of a Liberal created problem, according to Horgan, is the Mt. Polley tailings dam collapse, saying it was Liberal funding cuts that meant safety was compromised.

An often heard criticism of the NDP is that they’re a tax and spend party, a label Horgan rejects.

John Horgan leaves for the Hazeltons and Smithers tomorrow, then will be in Burns Lake and Vanderhoof, he’ll then end his trip in Prince George.

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