NCLGA Concerned Over “Legislature’s Direction”

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
NCLGA Concerned Over "Legislature's Direction"

The North Central Local Government Association is expressing concern over the legislature’s “direction.” It says, of the 87 BC MLA’s, only ten are within the NCLGA’s area, eight of are Liberal.
“The principal concern in our region is that the northern most parts of BC will be overlooked,” says Shaely Wilbur, the new President for the NCLGA. “During the past administration, half of the North’s MLAs were cabinet Ministers, and- political differences and allegiances aside- that meant we mattered”.
It says 80% of provincial exports and 80% of BC’s agricultural lands are located in Northern BC.
“We are also home to some of the largest resource development projects in North America, including Site C, the largest single investment in BC’s history,” says Wilbur. ” From a legal, economic, environmental and logistical standpoint, our ten provincial ridings represent one of the most strategically important places on the continent.”
She says the Association’s members are “insisting” that northern municipalities, regional districts and First Nations are included in the decision-making process.
“So If Andrew Weaver and John Horgan would like to learn about our priorities and perspectives, we would be happy to host them for a roundtable meeting in Prince George. We would certainly welcome their interest!”
Roughly 265 elected local government officials fall under the NCLGA banner.

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