Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BC Liberal Leadership Candidates Debate Rural Development, Opioid Crisis

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BC Liberal Leadership Candidates Debate Rural Development, Opioid Crisis

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BC Liberals debate resource sector, opioid crisis

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Stations: Substitute the Liberal debate item that moved about 16:22 ET with the following

(Fixes cost estimate of Site C project)

BC Liberal leadership hopefuls touted their ideas for bolstering the resource sector and tackling the province's opioid overdose crisis during today's debate in Prince George, B.C.

Mike De Jong, Dianne Watts, Michael Lee and Andrew Wilkinson were critical of the current NDP government consideration to cancel the controversial $8.3-billion Site C dam project.

They say it would result in job losses in rural communities and discourage the development of future infrastructure projects.

Former transportation minister Todd Stone says rural communities are worried about the effects of new U. …

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