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Premier Christy Clark is off to on her second trade mission to Asia, promising good news, and more jobs for B.C.
Over nine days, Clark will visit Japan, Korea and, for the first time for a B.C. premier, the Philippines.
She says she’ll focus on promoting liquefied natural gas, bioenergy, technology and mining.
At a news conference at YVR, Clark was asked what she’ll tell Asian business leaders about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which has attracted sharp criticism from environmentalists and First Nations.
“I will say to them, 'in British Columbia, if you're a private sector investor and you have millions or billions of dollars to invest in our province, we are going to give you the benefit of a fair, due process.
"I think investors are glad to know that there's a government in British Columbia that allows these processes to be fair, and that doesn't get into politics.”
Also, with talk that the BC Liberals could soon get a name change, Clark says the decision will be up to party members.
As for when? "I don't know! Our party is actively debating that now and we'll see what happens. We're going to have an open convention in October and we'll have a chance for every British Columbian to come and voice their views on that."
Clark repeats a new party name doesn't change a party's principles.