Fracking comment explained: Wyse

Charlie Wyse said he “misspoke” when he said the NDP would impose a two-year moratorium on fracking during an all candidates forum.

Cariboo-Chilcotin NDP candidate Charlie Wyse said he “misspoke” when he said the NDP would impose a two-year moratorium on fracking during an all candidates forum in Bridge Lake.

“It’s my recollection I was asked a question on fracking at one of the forums and I made a mistake,” Wyse said Thursday.

“My response was in error, I was wrong, it was a mistake, and I support our platform. I don’t have any pretence as a human being that I’m above making mistakes. I believe the true test is the acknowledgement of my error, correcting the error and then moving on.”

There will be a review of fracking along the way, Wyse insisted, adding LNG is “very important” for B.C.’s economy.

With the remaining days of the campaign, his focus is on convincing the people of his riding that he, as a member of the NDP, and Adrian Dix and the NDP’s platform is the better way to go for all British Columbians, and particularly in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Wyse said.

 

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