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B.C. Premier Christy Clark gives the keynote address at the annual Truck Loggers Association Convention in Vancouver on Jan. 16, 2014.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark gives the keynote address at the annual Truck Loggers Association Convention in Vancouver on Jan. 16, 2014.
(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

How Christy Clark can get First Nations on board in her gas push

The B.C. Legislature returns to action on Tuesday for the first full session since the May 2013 election. The centrepiece of the session is likely to be the provincial government’s tax and regulatory framework for a liquefied natural gas industry it hopes will take root in the coming years.

The LNG promise was a central theme of Premier Christy Clark’s re-election campaign, but the details have proved more difficult than anticipated. Her government promised a framework – the tax regime and environmental regulation – would be made public before the end of 2013. Now it is going to be rolled out this spring, with legislation to follow in the fall.