A pro-LNG rally was held in Terrace this afternoon.
The rally began with a parade of trucks adorned with “Yes to Jobs” and “Ready to Work” signs rolling through downtown Terrace at noon today.
The procession then stopped at the Skeena Mall where speeches were given by Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc, Chief Councillor Ellis Ross of the Haisla Nation, as well as others who spoke of how LNG development would bring jobs and economic security.
Other speakers included a student currently in a trades program, and her husband, a local business owner; as well a representative from the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC.
One recurring theme was the hope that a positive final investment decision would allow people or their children to stay in the region and not have to move away for work.
Here are some comments from people attending the rally:
Over 100 people attended the rally in Terrace, which coincided with pro-LNG rallies held in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson.