Mr. Mizuik may speak for controversial South Island Resource Management, but I have to agree with him; it is frightening, reprehensible and dangerous to people’s health and the environment to dispose of unknown, toxic substances in another person’s backyard.
I wonder though if it has occurred to SIRM just how closely this act resembles the business licence under which their corporation dumps 100,000 tons of poisonous materials in the Shawnigan Lake watershed each year.
Can an immoral act be made moral simply by virtue of having someone in government say that it is?
I think not.
My hope is that this malicious act will spur both SIRM and the provincial government to see their own actions in a new light, and motivate them to seek a more appropriate waste disposal site.