In a letter to the editor on May 25 Trevor Davies, General Vice President, CUPE 374 states the following in his opening paragraph:
“The citizens of Sooke have a difficult decision to make by June 27. Will they oppose a district council bent on putting the priorities of a large corporation over the future wants and needs of its next generation? Or will apathy rule the day?”
According to Mr. Davies, if we don’t show that we oppose the sewage treatment contract we are being apathetic. What Mr. Davies doesn’t appear to realize is that some citizens of Sooke may actually agree with the direction council is taking with this contract. Remember if one agrees with the contract they don’t need to do anything. That is not apathy.
To me the decision is not difficult at all. My toilet flushes, and I am confident my waste is treated so that it has minimal impact on the environment. In fact I am proud to live in a community, which according to the front page of this paper on May 25, is “saluted for (its) liquid waste management plan” and is a “true leader in environmental sustainability,” according to the provincial Minister of Environment Terry Lake.
Let’s hope common sense prevails and we don’t have to waste taxpayer’s time and money on a referendum.