B.C. premier won't sign on to national energy strategy—yet - Macleans.ca

B.C. premier won’t sign on to national energy strategy—yet


British Columbia premier Christy Clark won’t be adding her name to a national energy strategy, or at least not until a resolution to the Northern Gateway pipeline dispute is found, says The Huffington Post Canada.

Clark said she won’t sign onto any deal until discussions take place with Ottawa and Alberta over how the province will be compensated for letting the $6 billion pipeline to go through B.C. She stepped out of meetings at the Council of the Federation in Halifax to make the announcement.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford said that the inability to agree on a national energy plan didn’t worry her. “I don’t think we should lament the fact that we’re not all the way there yet,” she said.

Clark was more direct: “It’s not a national energy strategy if B.C. hasn’t signed on.”

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