MP's bucket list text from the Williams Lake Tribune
Prosperity Mine on MP's bucket list
By Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune
Published: October 17, 2013 4:00 PM
Updated: October 17, 2013 4:49 PM
Wednesday’s throne speech sets out a path for the next two years, said Cariboo-Prince George MP #$%$ Harris.
“Our government is continuing to concentrate on creating jobs, it’s a priority for the prime minister,” Harris said Thursday.
His riding has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada, he added.
“We’ve all been through the pit of the depression and come out stronger than ever.”
Attributing the recovery to the spirit of the people living in the region, Harris also credited the federal government for investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the region in both infrastructure and spending that created jobs.
“In the throne speech yesterday the prime minister spoke about the $70 billion infrastructure commitment our government made with the economic action plan,” Harris said. “That’s still got a ways to go. I think somewhere around $50 billion has been spent.”
Harris also said the New Prosperity Mine is on his bucket list and he plans to keep fighting for it to open.
"I really want to see that mine up and running," he said. "I truly anticipate that the environmental review panel is having a very careful look at the proposal and seeing that Fish Lake is not an issue in this proposal."
Taseko Mines is spending additional million of dollars to save the lake, he added.
The mine's development is essential to the economic growth of the region and more, Harris insisted.
I hope the MP's views echo the sentiment across the Chilcotin and Williams Lake. I was encouraged to read that E. Charleyboy, former chief, believes this is in the best interest of all. Unfortunately I am looking at this project from an American (US) point of view. We are the same nation that thinks Fracking for oil is a great idea. I think from reading the proposals and getting info from the open hearings that New Prosperity has a better than 50/50 chance of approval. I hope Vegas will chime in on this discussion in the near future. GLTA
Fracking IS a good idea, when it's done responsibly. A responsible government should have been studying sensible regulations now for 3 or 4 years at least, and should have already passed them.
But we have a largely corrupt and leaderless government that is not interested in doing anything that's not in their own pocketbook's best interests.
But that is neither here nor there.
I though Vegas was long gone from here?
50/50 chance of approval? Maybe so. I hope TGB is smart enough to "grease" the political wheels this time.
I'm sure their opponents are doing so, just like they did last time. The Canadian politicians are in reality no better than their U.S. counterparts.