REPORTING · 7th August 2012
Adrian Dix was in Kitimat on Monday, July 30th. He met with Council for Breakfast at the Chalet and met with Haisla representatives before going down the Channel.
“I’m taking a trip down where the tankers will go if the Enbridge Project were to succeed,” said Dix. “Some people are different, but I like to see issues and meet with people and see what they have to say directly.”
His trip would take him to Hartley Bay, Klemtu and Bella Bella.
Over breakfast, he discussed several issues with the City Councillors which have been discussed as topics during the Union of BC Municipalities later this year.
Dix expressed the 5 conditions to the pipeline recently set out by Premier Christy Clark was an attempt to sell the coast for money. He expressed she had a report saying the project was bad for the province, bad for the economy and bad for the environment and she came to the conclusion the Province could forget all of the negatives for a few bucks.
“If people were as concerned about the environmental impact as the Liberals report to be, they wouldn’t have handed over the right to decide on environmental assessment to the Federal Government who by the way supports the project,” said Dix.
He also pointed out the Government missed the deadline to produce evidence in the process. He understands the Premier wanting to get into the debate after all this time but it’s about the economy the environment and the province in the years to come.