Four federal candidates running in Skeena-Bulkley Valley attended an all-candidates forum in Terrace Tuesday night.
The REM Lee Theatre was over half full as the Conservative, NDP, Liberal, and Christian Heritage Party representatives took questions from a media panel and audience members.
Infrastructure, First Nations issues, the Stewart-Hyder border crossing, and economic development in the Northwest were some of the issues tackled.
Some of the most pointed exchanges of the night revolved around the development of LNG, including the
NDP incumbent Nathan Cullen says working with local communities to responsibly develop LNG projects is essential.Conservative candidate Tyler Nesbitt accused the NDP of not supporting liquefied natural gas. Liberal Brad Layton says LNG is a must, but it has to be done in an environmentally responsible way, adding it’s not a choice between the environment and jobs Christian Heritage Party candidate Don Spratt said LNG needs to get to market and it can be done safely.
Skeena-Bulkley Valley Green Party candidate Jeannie Parnell was not able to attend the Terrace forum.
Candidates will get another chance to reach north coast voters at a forum in Prince Rupert Wednesday night.