October 5, 2014, Vancouver BC – The protection of Burrard Inlet and the BC coast is vital to Vancouver’s economy, the Non-Partisan Association’s mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe says, adding the NPA is proud of Vancouver’s history of shipping Canada’s goods and services to the world through its port.
LaPointe says an NPA government will participate in the National Energy Board process through intervener status and will act as a strong advocate for Vancouver’s interests.
“The NEB process is in place to review projects such as Kinder Morgan’s. Gregor Robertson has rejected it out of hand yet it has barely begun. That’s typical of his refusal to listen to viewpoints that differ from his own.”
He adds: “Any approved activity must provide strong protection for Vancouver’s environment.”
“Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver’s rigid ideology have hamstrung our economy. He is ashamed of our economy, and that has contributed to Vancouver having the lowest family income growth of major Canadian cities,” says LaPointe.
“The NPA will protect our environment and responsibly grow our economy.”