Councillor’s assumptions don’t add up

Letters

I attended last Monday’s council meeting and I wanted to comment on Councillor David Bennett’s assumption on the sewer Alternative Approval Process.

Over 2,000 residents signed a petition against council’s plan to sign a 21-year contract with a private sewer company (EPCOR). Councillor Bennett claims that since the total population is close to 10,000, then the remaining 8,000 must be in favour, and therefore 80 per cent of the citizens approve of the private contract for sewers.

I question this logic as it would mean that Bennett himself (considering he received close to 2,500 votes last municipal election) is opposed by roughly 75 per cent of the population.

I’m being sarcastic, of course, because you should never make assumptions like those. The facts are simple: Councillor Bennett won his election in 2008, and the citizens won their fight regarding the sewer privatization campaign in 2011.

Trevor Davies

General Vice President

CUPE BC

Just Posted

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

Announcement for Sooke Road improvement expected this week

Premier promising ‘preliminary’ work, with more on the way

Dozens rally outside Premier’s office for sick Sooke boy

Six-year-old Landen Lanthier needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Sooke’s Most Wanted

The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Jan.… Continue reading

Victoria airport reaches nearly two million passengers in 2017

This year expected to see additional growth

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Wanted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers for the week of Jan. 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

LETTERS: More roads? More Cars? No thanks.

Climate change is real. Ecological destruction is real. Who out there who… Continue reading

LETTERS: Sooke roads not racetracks

What can we as a community do about the blatant law breakers… Continue reading

Most Read