The liquefied-natural-gas dream has always been an abstract concept for most of B.C. The plants and pipelines were far away. The billions promised in benefits would go more to governments than directly to individuals. But to numerous First Nations near the proposed processing plants and pipelines, the benefits were much more real. They signed legal contracts with the government that quantify hundreds of millions of dollars that are set to start flowing once the gas starts shipping.
Energy Minister Michelle Mungall had a fairly neutral reaction to the Petronas decision to walk away from its multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project near Prince Rupert. Most of the emphasis in her brief appearance after the Malaysian energy giant announced it was giving up was on one point — this is not the NDP’s fault. “This is about global market pricing. This isn’t about anything else other than Petronas looking at … what’s happening on the international market.
There will be lots of attention on ideas such as yet another road-safety blitz and more penalties on bad drivers, as the NDP government ponders how to respond to ICBC’s financial crisis. But the highest-impact idea is about changing the litigation model the public insurer has used since its inception in 1973. B.C. is the only jurisdiction left in Canada that hasn’t modified the expensive, adversarial, full-litigation model for handling vehicle-insurance injury claims.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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