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Something sounds hypocritical

The message was loud and clear.

Any pipeline through the Great Bear Rainforest would seriously impede the livelihood of all 35,000 humans living in the area.

Those concerned even went a step further and invented the Great Bear Rainforest Sea. They claimed their right to fish and provide eco-tourism services.

Then, one of the unprofitable ferry runs was canceled, the one between Port Hardy and Bella Bella.

This changed the situation.  Re-instatement of the ferry service is now a priority!

Question: A ditch through which oil is transferred inside of a steel pipe destroys local animals and Native lifestyle?  (In Burnaby we have proven it has worked for 60 years with 60-year-old technology!)

But a diesel fuel-consuming ferry is not just OK, it is also essential to maintain the life-style they inherited and feel entitled to?

Considering what’s at stake, I actually agree the ferry service should be continued.

But not subsidized! Let the tourists pay the price to get deep into the Canadian wilderness.

And, puhlease: Connect the dots! Each time anyone claims the next drop of oil will destroy the planet (it will not!), one more person may decide to stop ‘sinning’ and is no longer a potential tourist/customer!

Ziggy Eckardt

Burnaby

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