By Matt Simmons Local Journalism Initiative Reporter In 2018, First Nations leaders, B.C.’s then-premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gathered in Vancouver to announce what they deemed at the time to be the single largest private sector investment in Canadian history. LNG Canada, a consortium of some of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies, was investing $40 billion to create a liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. “I can’t tell you how proud I am. I can’t stop smiling,” Horgan said at the news conference. B.C.’s support for LNG Canada, and the contentious Coastal GasLink pipeline project needed to get the gas across the province, is based largely on an economic argument: major projects support jobs and boost the economy. In 2018 and again
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