Massive, new Malaysian investment in B.C.'s liquified natural gas (LNG) sector could get a rough ride from the federal official opposition.
Malaysia's prime minister used a weekend news conference with Prime Minister Stephen Harper near Kuala Lumpur to announce $36 billion worth of investment over 30 years by state-owned Petronas for new LNG projects in B.C.
Harper welcomed the announcement, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appears to be counting on long-term Canadian support.
"Malaysia strongly believes that this decision will not only be supported by the present Canadian government but future ones as well," Malaysian media quoted him as saying.
Not so fast says NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.
"Why? You have to do a full, complete environmental assessment," Mulcair said Sunday. "Canada no longer has a thorough, credible environmental assessment procedure."