Resource Extraction & Export

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Forestry

BC NDP

  • Dedicate a specific portion of the annual allowable cut to higher value producers who create new jobs for workers in BC.
  • Plant more trees.
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BC Liberals

  • Reinstate the Rural Dividend Fund.
  • Implement a market-pricing stumpage system.
  • Modernize forest management practices.
  • Aggressively defend BC's interests in softwood lumber trade issues.
  • Increase investments in silviculture.
  • Support development of mass timber structural products.
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BC Greens

  • Make sure profits from forestry go to First Nations and local communities instead of large corporations.
  • Manage forests holistically.
  • Protect remaining high value old growth forests.
  • Generate more jobs and revenue from forestry.

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Fracking

BC Greens

Ban fracking.
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Government support for workers

BC NDP

Establish a new Worker Training & Job Opportunity Office to maximize the impact of an Economic Recovery Plan for workers and communities, with a focus on retraining, supporting communities facing job loss, developing higher value goods, and accessing new global markets.
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BC Greens

Implement a just transition programme for workers in the oil and gas sector and other industries in transition, working with them on a pathway to a guaranteed job in the clean economy.
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LNG

BC NDP

Continue the $40 billion LNG Canada project.
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BC Liberals

  • Expedite Indigenous-lead LNG export projects through collaborative agreements with Indigenous groups.
  • Work with Indigenous groups to establish accelerated review and approval processes.
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Mining

BC NDP

Create a Mining Innovation Hub to identify and support innovation, offer training for workers in new technologies, regulatory excellence, environmental management, and low-carbon approaches.

BC Liberals

  • Implement a fully online digital regulatory system by 2025.
  • Improve the process for mine development, permitting, inspection, and remediation, and cut permit-processing time in half.
  • Pursue benefit sharing for small and rural communities.
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