Thanks to Brian Battison for his letter in the Aug. 30 Tribune regarding the number of jobs that might result if the New Prosperity Project goes ahead.
Two things are clear.
Firstly, Taseko wants to take credit for all of the indirect jobs that would actually be created by independent entrepreneurs and secondly, they want us to think that any one job that lasts for 20 years is actually 20 jobs.
The motivation and tactic is obvious.
They are seeking approval of a controversial project and they would much rather have us believe that it would create 71,000 jobs than the actual 550 direct permanent jobs.
Mr. Battison’s letter confirmed that Taseko is happy for us to be misled about the benefits of New Prosperity.