Sewage project latest Campbell legacy fiasco

Former premier's stamp on many head-scratching decisions affecting B.C. today

Should anyone be surprised that the B.C. Appeal Court has thrown out the ludicrous third-party advertising law that Gordon Campbell crafted?

It joins the turfing-out of his drinking-driving curbside justice fiasco, his shredding of the teachers’ contracts and several others.

And they join his brilliant policies like the carbon tax and the phony $100 rebate that came with it, his compulsory balanced-budget legislation, the payment of $5 million in legal fees for the defendants who pleaded guilty in the B.C. Rail scandal, his fixed election dates, $600-million roof for B.C. Place, his closing of Tourism B.C., open cabinet meetings and dozens of equally bizarre decisions that he and his cabinet colleagues decided were so appropriate.

Perhaps people will now understand how much thought went into the Campbell/Penner orders that we should spend $1 billion treating sewage effluent that is already – almost perfectly –  being treated in the ocean off our southern shores.

Too bad he also eliminated the requirement for a referendum, or for any environmental/economic/social impact study, because neither would pass.

When will some of our elected officials summon up the courage to start telling the truth and stop this project?

Or, is the stampede of the politically correct lemmings irreversible?

Bob Wheaton


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