Posted by: friendsofstrathcona | November 9, 2010

Permits for Strathcona Park

It is with a sense of urgency that I am voicing my concerns over the governments decision to grant Clayquot Wilderness Resort a permit to operate horse tours in Strathcona Park. I’m sure most would agree that the governments role is to follow the wishes of the people it serves. With this in mind, I’m at a loss as to why this government has chosen to ignore the results of it’s public hearing on the matter of allowing horse tours in a public park. Ninety percent of the public said they did not wish this to happen. The way our legal system works, once such a permit is granted, it becomes difficult to say ‘No’ to future similar permit applications. The Pandora’s Box will be forever opened! By reversing it’s decision on this matter, the government has an opportunity to show us all that it does follow the wishes of the people. Why spend money on holding public hearings if the public’s wishes aren’t upheld? What’s the point?

Sincerely,

Cynthia Schiller

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