First published October 18 2009, this issue rises back to the top because the proposed Victoria marina has cleared another roadblock.
Abraham Lincoln said:
Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Gordon Campbell said:
Democracy is the government of a few people, by a few people, for a few people.
You think not? Then read Andrew MacLeod at The Tyee:
In a September release through the U Vic Environmental law Association, the South Island Sea Kayaking Association said this:
Today we presented documented evidence that the Marina could imperil seaplanes and put wildlife at risk. It could jeopardize paddlers’ safety, interfere with their ancient right to use public waters, and undermine one of North America’s best urban paddling areas. In addition, it could destroy some of Canada’s most iconic urban viewscapes. Yet this project is undergoing the least rigorous level of assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act,” continued [Lawyer Irene] Faulkner.
…Organizations that support the legal submission include a wide range of stake-holders including: Victoria Harbour Ferry Company, Ocean River Sports, Sierra Club of BC, Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, Sea-to-Sea Greenbelt Society, Pacifica Paddle Sports, Dogwood Initiative, Aloha Paddlers, Island Transformations.Org, West Bay Residents’ Association, Victoria West Community Association, Save Victoria Harbour Coalition, Veins of Life Watershed Society, Group of Former Mayors of Victoria, Victoria Harbour Defence Alliance, Wilderness Committee, and Saanich Inlet Protection Society.