LNG Bluff 2: BC Liberals

Before the The 40th British Columbia general elections in 2013, the Provincial Liberals made projections and promises on the basis of the massive LNG  investments. They won that election and as early as 2014 they claimed  Promise Made, Promise Kept. The linchpin in this scheme is the massive investment by PETRONAS on Lelu island. While I believe the Liberals are committed to their model of resource driven development for the province, this may be collateral to the main use of such promises – winning votes in elections. So while it looks more and more remote that the investment will materialize in the near future, what may matter more to the Liberals than whether it actually happens, is whether the promise of imminent investment is still electoral capital for the next elections in May 2017.