We believe that prosperity means a better life for all of us and for our descendants, defined as both economic security and the healthy benefits of living in a clean environment.
To achieve this prosperity, we believe in the balance between responsible environmental stewardship and accountable, measured development that leads to prosperity for British Columbians and Canadians.
We believe that responsible environmental stewardship means taking account of our contribution to climate change, as well as protecting British Columbian industries that rely on a clean environment, including fisheries and tourism as examples.
We believe that balancing responsible environmental stewardship with accountable, measured development means paying careful attention to facts rather than rhetoric, and taking account of technological improvements and regulatory changes that have altered how development impacts the environment.
We believe that British Columbia’s First Nations must be properly consulted, and ideally, fully involved in new development projects such that their prosperity is also enriched.
We believe that we must always remember that we are leaving this province to our children and grandchildren, which requires that we leave them a clean and healthy environment, but also leave them with economic opportunities and as few economic burdens as reasonably possible.
We believe that we are Canadians as well as British Columbians, and must take account of how our decisions impact the country as well as our province. This particularly pertains to our position as “Gateway to the Pacific”, a positioning that British Columbians have chosen to accept and which has value for our fellow Canadians who rely on us as a port of entry and exit to Asia.
British Columbians for Prosperity is an independent group of concerned British Columbians. We are committed to establishing an economic, environmental and social climate where all British Columbians and our children will prosper.
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