Premier Christy Clark appeared in front of a friendly crowd today, as she delivered a lunchtime speech to the Truck Loggers Association.
In what was a campaign speech in all but name, Clark talked up fighting for the B.C. lumber industry in the face of a protectionist Trump administration.
She also slammed NDP Leader John Horgan for promising to set up a task force to do pretty much the same thing earlier this week.
“You do not need another task force, what the lumber industry needs, what contractors need and what workers need is a fighter.”
“You need people who are going to go down to Washington DC and fight for your best interests.”
Nobody remembers the nineties like the lumber industry, Clark says, promising to "fight hard" for forestry in full election mode— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) January 19, 2017
The Premier also tested out what is sure to be an election season refrain, painting the NDP as the ‘party of no’ by riffing that Horgan drives around in a car with a sticker that says ban logging on it.
And with one market appearing to close, Clark also announced the largest ever shipment of lumber from B.C. heading to India as part of a trade deal with that country.