Premier Clark's claims of thousands of LNG jobs 'grossly overstated' — CCPA report

Vancouver Observer Staff
The Atco "construction village" in Kitimat's LNG development zone houses 1,500 workers, but only for the construction phase and many of them from out-of-province.

Premier Christy Clark may be touting massive job opportunities with the B.C.-based LNG industry, but the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a "reality check" report that disputes the numbers.
Clark has stated that the LNG industry as a whole would create 100,000 jobs, with 4,500 jobs in the Petronas-backed Pacific NorthWest LNG project alone.
But using LNG proponents' own job estimates, the LNG and Employment in BC report reveals that they are substantially lower than government claims, according to CCPA senior economist and author Marc Lee.