In the letter “Who’s paying for time?” Len Doucette asks “Who is paying the Council of Canadians and Mining Watch Canada to sit through five weeks of hearings?
“I know they’re not doing it for nothing.”
Doucette is playing fast and loose with the truth.
Not one member of the Williams Lake Chapter of the Council of Canadians receives compensation for what they do.
Maybe what is bothering Doucette the most is that the strongest criticism of the “new” mine plan came from Environment Canada and from B.C.’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. There are numerous problems with the mine plan that were identified during the environmental review.
Just one: Environment Canada says that they are “concerned that the Proponent may have underestimated impacts on water quality in the Taseko River.”
Doucette seems more intent on attacking people than in paying attention to the substance of the hearings. It doesn’t work.
Williams Lake Chapter of the Council of Canadians