Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders have reach a deal on a national energy strategy which aims to balance project development and the need to act on climate change.
BC Premier Christy Clark says the national energy strategy conforms to the province’s five conditions for the development of oil pipelines.
Clark says world-class spill response on the water remains the biggest hurdle to getting Canadian oil to tidewater for export.
Clark says the only way to get the jobs Canadians want is to say Yes to development of all kinds but that it must be done in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.
She notes critics argued the carbon tax introduced in B-C seven years ago would kill the provincial economy — but the province now leads the country in economic growth.