Cariboo-Prince George Liberal candidate Tracy Calogheros says she does not support the Northern Gateway pipeline, despite her photo appearing on a Northern Gateway Alliance website.
“I only just found out (Tuesday) that Enbridge has my picture up on their Northern Gateway Alliance page and I felt the need to let everyone know that I am NOT in support of their project,” Calogheros posted on her Facebook page.
She says the issue goes back eight or nine years when she was approached Northern Gateway Alliance spokesperson Colin Kinsley.
“He told me they were a new corporate partner coming to town and that they wanted to do broad public and scientific consultation,” Calogheros said. “I suggested that we partner with them at the (The Exploration Place) to host a series of café scientifique’s. Essentially a public forum held in a pub where several scientists with differing views would answer questions from the public and from each other.
“Enbridge refused to participate unless I let them choose the topics and select the scientists. I refused. When I wouldn’t give them control they were no longer interested in being partners. I told them then to remove me from their site; clearly they did not. A corporate partner that is coming into a community looking to consult broadly would not be afraid of a public forum in my opinion, their response to this proposed Café spoke volumes to me.”
Calogheros said she has requested Enbridge to remove her photo from their site.
“In my view this is an illustration of why Enbridge does not have the social license to further their projects. I stand 100 per cent behind the Liberal Platform that says no to Enbridge.”