B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson Campaigns in Terrace and Kitimat

Hillary Johnson

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson was campaigning in Terrace and Kitimat today. 

He visited Mills Memorial hospital and several businesses in Terrace, then talked about his party's support for more LNG development with the LNG Canada site in the background in Kitimat.

The Liberal leader highlighted the need to build a thriving natural resource-based industry while entering into revenue-sharing agreements with the indigenous communities. Wilkinson says they would like to see a second LNG project to create more jobs for the region.

When questioned about Terrace's need for infrastructure funding, he explained how his party would support these projects.

"Cities like Terrace incur costs to make our resources successful, and there should be a vehicle working with the province of British Columbia to find a way for mutual funding for those projects to make it possible for the town to prosper. Fully supportive of the idea, and I think it's time for these things to come to reality." 

Wilkinson says a Liberal government would agree to negotiations with local governments that want a benefit-sharing agreement. He repeated his party's promise to make sure a replacement for Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace is built -- both promises that have also been made by the NDP.

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