Hon. Barry Penner,
Re: Privatization of Strathcona Park.
I am very concerned with the underhanded way in which the government has apparently changed the policies of Strathcona Park.
The permit given to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort was given through a faulty and illegitimate so-called “process”, which was contrary to established policy, to the public hearing process, to the Master Plan, and to the terms of the SPPAC.
What came over you? Even if you had no other evidence or information, why would you make a decision to allow horses? To make his decision in the face of information that horses are deleterious to Park situations appears to be ludicrous.
Why would you set up an advisory committee and then ignore its advice in such a controversial topic?
Why would you ignore the vast majority of people when they expressed opposition to that idea?.
How can you set up a Master Plan then disregard it at a whim?
Murray T. Little