By TODD STONE
MLA, Kamloops-South Thompson
LAST MONTH, in reference to recent and proposed changes to B.C.’s forest policy, West Fraser CEO Ted Seraphim expressed concern that the Horgan government was “making policy changes without consulting with industry.” This seems a touch familiar.
Here in Kamloops we know full well the reality of how this government treats the importance and necessity of consultation with the public, small business and even First Nations. From the BCLC headquarters runaround to a handful of other botched files, the NDP employ a ‘fire then aim’ approach, being quick to first implement, then consult after the fact.
Take the Land Title Service Authority (LTSA) records issue here in Kamloops. The MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson, local First Nations, Kamloops City Council, the TNRD Board, local businesses, and myself brought up our legitimate concerns regarding the relocation of historic, hard copy records from Kamloops to Victoria and specifically the lack of consultation, and we were all dismissed and chastised.