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Premier Christy Clark says Ottawa must re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard station if it wants to see pipelines built across BC.
Clark denies she's issued an "ultimatum" but at the same time says the federal government must "sharpen its pencils" to win over British Columbians.
"If they wanna convince the people of our province that they intend to protect our coast, they can't keep that Kits Coast Guard base closed, they'll have to reopen it, that has to be part of the discussion I think if they wanna convince us that they're serious."
Clark says she made that sentiment clear to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver when he was in Vancouver this week to announce new tanker safety rules.