As the Kinder Morgan pipeline project continues forward, the Premier is starting to address where any profit sharing money would go.
The provincial government hasn’t yet started negotiations on what money might be coming to B.C., but Christy Clark says there are plans for how it will be used.
“We will devote all of that to areas of environmental protection that aren’t currently being funded, that are in the areas of provincial responsibility… If at the same time we can create jobs for people to protect our environment, that is a double win for us.”
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Profit sharing is one of the five conditions for the province to support the project, which was given the go-ahead by the federal government this week.
“All of that money, I think, needs to go back into making sure that we mitigate the risk that British Columbians are taking with our land base, and on the marine side by allowing heavy oil to be shipped through our province,” she said.
Negotiations over what money will be coming our way will begin soon.