On October 25, 2017 students from the Gulf Islands Secondary School visited the legislature. They each wrote me letters with extensive feedback on their experience in Question Period. In my last statement of the Fall session, I read a sampling of their responses into the record.
The BC NDP Cabinet will be making a decision on Site C before the end of 2017. There are so many reasons for the government to cancel the project. Over the past few weeks the BC Green Caucus has highlighted many of the reasons in Question Period. Today, I asked Hon. Michelle Mungall (Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Products) to justify the project in light of the ongoing disruption in the global energy markets.
Question to Hon. Michelle Mungall about Site C
Site C is a major source of contention in British Columbia. Muskrat Falls in Newfoundland & Labrador is an example of government throwing good money after bad and resulting the cost overruns and the doubling of electricity rates to ratepayers. Adam Olsen asks Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall if the government is willing to accept this risk.