Christy Clark and the BC Liberals say NO to revenue sharing for the Northwest
In their 2013 Election Platform, the BC Liberal’s included the following commitment under Revenue dividends for resource communities (see page 29 of the 2013 Election Platform):
Today’s BC Liberals will:
“In recognition of the critical role rural British Columbia plays in generating wealth and economic opportunity for the province, commence revenue sharing discussions with rural resource communities, especially those in Northwest B.C. to help them prepare for future growth.”
Once the Liberals were elected, Premier Christy Clark included their commitment to negotiate a revenue sharing agreement with the Northwest in Coralee Oakes’, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Mandate Letter (page 2).
“We have committed to benefit sharing agreements as well with the communities of B.C.’s northwest which will be facing huge opportunities and tremendous change from these massive investments.” – Premier Christy Clark
Christy Clark and the BC Liberals have not kept their promise, and repeatedly avoided and pushed off negotiation efforts with the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance. To this date, the BC Liberals have not agreed to commence negotiations with the RBA, should they be re-elected on May 9.
See our recent statement (May 6, 2017): Christy Clark says NO to the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance
See our timeline of events here.