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Green/NDP pact poses further challenges to B.C. energy production

Yesterday’s announcement that the British Columbia NDP and Green Party have signed an agreement to unite to form the next B.C. government raises some major red flags with regard to energy-related policies in the province.During the campaign, the two parties positions were considerably more stringent on both energy and climate change than the BC Liberals.On the climate change front, the main difference between the Greens/NDP and the Liberals is on the carbon tax. The Liberals proposed maintaining the existing $30 per tonne carbon tax until 2021. The NDP wants to raise the tax in 2020, reaching $50 per tonne by

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