Andrew MacLeod writes, The Tyee headlines, It Stinks Like Garbage:
. . . the province’s decision, made less than six days after it came before the ministers . . .
. . . will benefit a company The Tyee reported yesterday has been a significant donor to the B.C. Liberal Party. Belkorp companies have given nearly $100,000 to the party since 2005, according to Elections B.C.’s donation database.
Former finance minister Gary Collins is a senior vice president at parent company Belkorp Industries Inc. and Premier Gordon Campbell’s former deputy premier, Ken Dobell, is registered to lobby for the company on solid waste management, though the province’s lobbyist registry does not say who he’s spoken to on the subject.
Also benefitting from the status quo is Arrow Transportation Systems Inc., the Richmond-based company that trucks garbage from the Lower Mainland to Cache Creek. The company gave $91,000 to the B.C. Liberals since 2005.
[Chief Robert Pasco, the chair of the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council] said the tribal council will keep fighting the dump and when there’s contamination everyone involved, including Metro Vancouver, will be held liable.
“It’s a stacked deck against us but hopefully we’ll get justice,” he said.