Philip CrossThe world’s investors aren’t going to wait for Canada to get its act together on liquefied natural gas, MLI Senior Fellow Philip Cross  told CBC.

Other countries – from Australia to the United States – will be happy to take their money.

"While we haven't been approaching this with a sense of urgency, other countries have been”, Cross told CBC Radio One’s B.C. Almanac.

Need an example? Look no further than British Columbia, says Cross. There the regulatory process has been “drawn out”.