An alliance of Northwest local governments will meet in Terrace this weekend as it continues to seek a revenue sharing agreement with the province related to industrial development in the region.
The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance says it’s holding its first summit to re-affirm a commitment to get a deal with the BC government to address the community infrastructure impacts of economic expansion.
Regional District of Kitimat Stikine Chair Stacey Tyers says despite the province’s willingness to be proactive with revenue sharing when it comes to First Nations and industry, it’s been slow to the table.
Tyers says the RBA has yet to engage in discussion to begin negotiations despite numerous attempts to arrange a meeting with Premier Christy Clark.
The Alliance says its members will use the meeting to discuss economic growth and fiscal outcomes, develop and action plan and ratify the group with an official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding.
All 21 member governments will be represented.