Councillor’s assumptions don’t add up

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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

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