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Report casts doubt on LNG job projections

A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the BC government’s LNG job projections are grossly overstated.

CCPA Senior Economist Marc Lee says Christy Clark has stated as recently as last week that the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project near Prince Rupert led by Petronas would created 4,500 jobs.

Lee says that doesn’t match the company’s own estimates.

Lee’s report also reviews the growing use of “fly in, fly out” workers in major resource projects.

He says there’s no guarantee that those jobs will go to British Columbians and economic benefits to local communities may be muted.

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