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Premier Christy Clark addresses B.C.'s municipal leaders

09/20/2013 01:47 EDT | Updated 11/20/2013 05:12 EST
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is making the keynote address to the province's municipal leaders at the final day of the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver this morning at 11 a.m. PT.

The conventions have historically served as occasions for previous Liberal governments to make big financial announcements, such as removing the tolls on the Coquihalla Highway, introducing smart meters and electrifying northern B.C.

During Clark's first speech at the convention in 2011, she rolled out a $30-million fund to build more recreation projects across B.C. In 2012 Clark committed more than half a billion dollars to highway expansion over the next ten years and announced plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel south of Vancouver.

Earlier this morning, federal International Trade Minister Ed Fast told the roughly 2,000 delegates that a new pipeline is needed to maximize the province's economic potential.

Delegates also voted down a motion to ask the provincial government to lower municipal speed limits to 40 km/h across the province.

Yesterday, outgoing B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix addressed the convention.

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