The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) is pleased to congratulate NDP leader John Horgan for today making a firm commitment to beginning revenue sharing negotiations with the RBA by September 2017.
Statement from John Horgan to the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance:
“The BC NDP has always supported the principle of ensuring that resource-dependent communities benefit from economic development in their region.
That’s why I am proud to say a BC NDP government will undertake negotiations with northwest communities to ensure that benefits from future economic development stays in those communities.
As requested by the alliance, we will initiate those negotiations by September of 2017.”
This official statement follows a news release that came out May 1, 2017, from the NDP party: BC NDP commits to share resource benefits with northwest.
“It is gratifying that Mr. Horgan and the BC NDP have recognized the need for Northwest BC communities to receive a meaningful share of provincial revenues generated by economic development in the region to cover the costs imposed by those developments and provide a legacy to the region” says Bill Miller, RBA Chair and Chair of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.
We are looking forward to receiving the same level of commitment from the other party leaders, who have yet to provide any response to the RBA’s repeated requests.
Bill Miller, RBA Chair and Chair of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Barry Pages, RBA Vice-chair and Chair of the North Coast Regional District
Mayor Phil Germuth, RBA Vice-chair and Chair of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine