CHARBONNEAU – Please stop treating B.C.’s Interior like it’s a colony

Premier Christy Clark. (Image: BC Govt)

PREMIER CLARK’s plan for job growth in B.C.’s interior is a failure.

Her plan to extract Liquefied Natural Gas from the interior evaporated. She is sending more raw logs out of the interior than any other government according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Clark treats B.C.’s interior like a colony of Victoria: drill for natural gas and sell it overseas with no regard to the contamination of water or earthquakes that fracking causes; send raw logs, and the jobs that go with them, elsewhere instead of restoring those jobs in the interior.

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David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at

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1 Comment on CHARBONNEAU – Please stop treating B.C.’s Interior like it’s a colony

  1. Dear Mr. Charbonneau, I have been putting off reading your entire article on the ‘other side,’ as I call it, because i think I knew you’d be exactly right in the details. Yet, to my dismay, ‘the facts as they are’ (put in your reasoned outlay in understanding BC provincial economics) _are_ even truer than I would have imagined we would have come to (Ie.-as to have squandered such obvious opportunity), based on what could have been a better profit margin on those mostly now lost resources. This isn’t just worse than one expected: It is kinda disheartening, simply because we live in such a good age of technology in a highly educated province…globally speaking.

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