VANCOUVER — It has been over two years since Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals outlined a plan to position the province as a national leader in job creation by 2015.
A core piece of this strategy is a pro-mining stance that includes a commitment to support the start-up of eight new mines, while approving the expansions of nine more.
Fast-forward to the beginning of 2014, and the Liberal government is again beating its pro-mining drum and trumpeting the importance of the industry to the province’s long term economy. The start of the new year was heralded by a visit by Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett to Toronto, where he rang the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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