OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, presented an e-petition in the House of Commons today in support of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.
“Mr. Speaker, I would like to present this petition representing thousands of my constituents and Canadians across this country,” said Mr. Zimmer as he stood in the House of Commons. “The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to support residents, families, communities, and businesses of Canada by saying yes to liquefied natural gas and approve B.C. LNG projects such as Pacific NorthWest LNG; to establish as a clean energy global leader by providing access to much needed LNG resources to markets in areas such as Asia, assisting in the reduction of global GHG emissions; to reduce the federal deficit through significant contributions of federal, provincial, municipal governments via taxes and royalties related to LNG; and, last, to help stimulate the economy and put Canadians back to work in rural communities, such as my own and the ones in northeastern British Columbia, with the approval of B.C. LNG projects.”
The e-petition, first initiated by Fort St. John’s David McDougall, received 1,904 signatures from across the country and is one of the many initiatives that local residents have organized in an effort to show that there is strong support for LNG in Northern BC.
“I am pleased to be able to offer my support to residents like David McDougall who continue to push for the development of LNG projects in our region,” said Mr. Zimmer. “I trust that this timely petition will positively influence the Prime Minister and his Cabinet with their upcoming decision on Pacific NorthWest LNG, as we know Minister McKenna received the CEAA report last week.”
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