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


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