Letter: B.C. ahead of neighbours, but taxes could be better spent

Many thanks for putting your Black Press journalists to work on the sewage treatment dilemma.

Many thanks for putting your journalists to work on the sewage treatment dilemma.

I’d like to point out two things.

Having just driven through Washington state with nearly 55-cent-a-litre carbon tax-free gasoline in my tank, and viewed the latest snapshot of the U.S. debt clock, it would appear that real Washingtonians might have bigger fish to fry on both the environmental and economic fronts.

Also noted was that it is not just the CRD that has (mis)spent a fortune as the province seems to have been running the meter on this issue since at least the Harcourt era.

When we add this to the taxpayer-funded cleanup of sites like Rock Bay, the taxpayer subsidized valuation of these lands below open market values and the subsequent taxpayer funded creation of various “First Nations economic development corporations” to resell, lease or operate these sites, all I can say is, wow, sucks to be a taxpayer.

Ryan GislerSaanich

 

Just Posted

Saanich Peninsula parents accuse district of leveraging deadline

Support workers receive show of solidarity from parents during rally outside school district office

Saanich ranked third for participation in FortisBC energy-efficient upgrades program

800 older apartment buildings in B.C. have received upgrades since 2015

Provincial funding allows Greater Victoria immigrants, refugees better access to counselling services

The Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees was a recipient of new funds

Oak Bay hydro box wrap captures community history

Image shows what early homestead on The Avenue looked like

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met

Singh is to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Workers’ camp at LNG facility in Kitimat takes shape

Extensive worker camp now being assembled

Former B.C. youth pastor guilty on one of five sexual assault allegations

Judge cites reasonable doubt in finding Cloverdale couple not guilty of majority of charges

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

Vince Misceo has come up with 588 different flavours over the decades

Most Read