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The leader of the NDP says Premier Christy Clark has fallen short of even his hopes for representing B.C. well to other provinces.
"There is some limit to the number of times you can use your fellow premiers to stage photo ops."
Adrian Dix is reacting to the short and frosty meeting between Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford.
"This whole meeting, which was set up in an unusual way, wasn't very professional. Surely the B.C. premier can meet with other premiers in a respectful way and disagree if that is necessary. This sort of game playing and media stunt does not go very far to advancing Canada's interests, B.C.'s interests, Alberta's interests, or anyone else's."
Dix says Clark is playing what he calls media politics with the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline.
He says Clark has simply failed to make a clear stand on the Enbridge proposal.
"They have handed over jurisdiction to the federal government. So to do that would require them following what I recommended, which gets rid of the equivalency agreement with the federal government. As it stands whatever the federal decision is, the provincial decision will be on top of that. Of course, the government failed to even provide evidence in the hearings involved."
Dix has said the NDP would have a seperate B.C.-based review on the pipeline.