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Bob Rae, the Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada was in Kitimat on Monday, November 12th to meet with local leaders about Energy and Economic Development Issues. He met with Ellis Ross, the Chief Councillor for Kitamaat Village, all of the City Councillors and he met with Enbridge.
“We’re really trying to engage with people to get a sense of what the local concerns are and how people see these developments which are taking place,” said Rae.
He told us the Liberal Party is watching the review process rather closely.
Rae expressed there is a lot of activity going on in Kitimat, on the LNG side of the equation. Both Kitimat City Council and the Haisla First Nations told Rae this is the kind of projects people wish to see.
However, he was quick to point out that natural gas prices have dropped recently so the economics of these projects are uncertain. He stated there was a lot of potential for development though.
From Kitimat, he leaves to go to Prince George and then onward to Calgary.
“It’s been a very worthwhile trip,” said Rae.