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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Alan Yu and Fort St. John for LNG will be leaving for Ottawa Monday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

The goal? Simple. To get the message across about LNG.

The goal is to inform Canada (through our numerous stops) and the federal law makers in Ottawa of the current high unemployment rate in North BC. From statistically too low about a year ago, it became the current highest rate in BC. We are hoping to let the lawmakers know of the urgency in getting our jobs back. The approval of an LNG industry in Canada as soon as possible is the quickest way of getting our jobs back in FSJ. The industry is not asking for a dole out from the Feds, just a firm yes so private investors can start investing and creating jobs.”

Yu started the group when he saw that jobs were being lost because of the oil and gas prices dropping. He knew that he should do what he could to help raise awareness about LNG.

I arrived in FSJ about a year ago when unemployment was very low and I got laid off early this year. I am just one on many in the North BC and all over Alberta. My success in this will get me my job back and so will a lot of people.”

The group so far has raised about $12,000 of the $20,000 goal. Yu says people should donate to help the bigger picture and families.

People should help us since we are doing what everyone in BC and Alberta should be doing, i.e. make our law makers know of the urgency of creating jobs again. Personal and social cost are climbing everyday. People are losing homes, businesses, properties. The social cost of families being separated due to the breadwinner going elsewhere to find work, the domestic problems brought about by lack of household money and money for house and vehicle payments are rising everyday. Delays like what the CEAA did when they delayed their decision by 3 months simply added to our woes.”

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