Bennett backs legislation preventing the sale of BC Hydro
Victoria – East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett backed legislation this week that will prevent the sale of BC Hydro. Bill 85, the Heritage Act, will ensure that BC Hydro’s generation, storage, transmission and distribution assets cannot be sold. Bill 85 passed second reading in the Legislature yesterday.
Bennett said the legislation will help British Columbia maintain some of the lowest electricity costs in North America.
However, what Bill 85 did allow was far worse..... IPP
Bennett said British Columbia’s new energy policies will allow independent power producers to contribute to the province’s energy grid, adding BC has been a net importer of electricity in recent years.
And you're probably wondering where this came from, eh?
While BC Rail was being sold off, and the Winner (CNR), was about to be announced, good Old Kootenay Bill made up his own Press Release.... (would this one qualify for something that the NOW Finance Minister would frown upon)..... The date is November 18, 2003
Liberal Party of British Columbia. Caucus. Kootenay Caucus Committee
Back in 2003 there were four, maybe even Five, if one counts the Lower Mainland, BC Liberal Caucuses, all scrambling to make their Press Releases, to promote just how Good the Sale of BC Rail was to be for the Economics of British Columiba.....
Northern BC Caucus