Premier Christy Clark told reporters at the legislature today that she looks forward to working with Alberta Premier-elect Rachel Notley.
She says she is encouraged by the NDP leader’s approach to the development of heavy oil exports.
“What I’ve heard her say is that, she believes Alberta’s resources, if they come from British Columbia, and other places, need to require a social license,” said Clark.
“Her predecessor said the same thing; I have been saying that, not to the most receptive audience initially, for a long time. Those projects can’t go ahead unless they meet the five conditions, and the five conditions haven’t been met yet.”
“We’ve got a lot, I think, to teach Alberta,” Clark added, referring to BC’s position on climate change.
The Premier would like to see Alberta adopt BC’s carbon tax on fossil fuels.
Clark endorsed PC leader and former Premier Jim Prentice in the middle of the campaign, and had much praise for his leadership while speaking with reporters today.
Premier-elect Rachel Notley has said she is opposed to the Northern Gateway pipeline because of environmental and First Nations issues.
Northern Gateway Manager of Communications, Ivan Giesbrecht, also issued CKNW the following statement: