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On a day when the unemployment figures do not look good for BC, the provincial government is pointing to it's liquid natural gas strategy.
In a one year update on the plan, the government says there are five solid proposals to build L-N-G plants on the north coast by 2020, generating up to 75-thousand full time jobs.
Energy Minister Rich Coleman says there could be even more.
"And these guys are really in the game seriously, and there's other folks that have also come recently they're also out there some of them are in confidentiality agreements with us so we can't discuss who they are and where they're looking, but I would say I'm pretty confident that we can get to five."
One big outstanding question is how many of those plants will burn natural gas for power, and what impact that will have on BC's greenhouse gas emissions.