IN THE LEDGE – Another question for the minister of intimidation

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Another debate in the B.C. Legislature with respect to fish farms, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.

P. Milobar: Yesterday the Minister of Agriculture was unable, or perhaps more accurately, not allowed, to answer a single question posed to her. She has a lot to answer for regarding the agenda that she is pursuing through threats and intimidation. She’s deliberately leaving false impressions that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been asking for and demanding a review.

She has sent threatening letters to law-abiding businesses, intimidating them around their tenure. We have businesses with land-based tenures…


Mr. Speaker: Members, we shall hear the question, please.

P. Milobar: …that are extremely concerned what that means for them moving forward.

So to the minister of intimidation, her bias is quite obvious, and she hasn’t attempted to hide it. Will she do the responsible thing and recuse herself from the aquaculture file, given her obvious conflict of interest? Or, as we saw yesterday, has the Premier already removed her from the aquaculture because he’s lacking confidence in the minister?

Hon. L. Popham: We’ve been going through this now for seven days, and what is lost….


Hon. L. Popham: The members can try and spin whatever story they’d like to spin, but I can tell you that the priority of our government is to protect wild salmon. I wonder why it’s not a priority of the official opposition.

Source: BC Hansard (transcript, draft).

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2 Comments on IN THE LEDGE – Another question for the minister of intimidation

  1. Milobar is starting to sound like McLeod. Continually flapping his jaws on a subject that he knows nothing about. Please quit reporting on both of them until they are smart enough to retire. That is a story we would like to read.

  2. So the very existence of wild Pacific salmon is threatened by greed and political posturing. Does that sound rational, let alone ‘sane’, to anyone??

    Is it too much to ask that our politicians make decisions based on science, morality and common sense, instead of political expediency??

    Unfortunately, I know the answer to that one…

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