There should be no re-vote on Motorsport expansion

Their threat to sue for $50 million is immoral.

There should be no re-vote on Motorsport expansion

Why is North Cowichan even considering a re-vote on the zoning of the Motorsport Circuit property?

At the same time North Cowichan was holding meetings on rezoning on this playground for kids — older kids — to play with their overpriced toys, thousands of school children, their parents and grandparents were taking part in climate change protests throughout the world.

It just does not make sense.

We are being asked to drive less, walk more, bike, turn down the thermostat in your house, hang up your laundry, use less water, recycle.

And we have a Motorsport Circuit which is not only not satisfied with what they have, but want more and think it’s their right to have more! Their threat to sue for $50 million is immoral. This has been the method of big corporations around the world to get what they want from governments — and we wonder why politicians make empty promises. It’s a “do as we want or we’ll take our money somewhere else”. Sometimes I wonder people bother to vote at all!

Climate change is not something we can vote for like changing whether we have daylight saving time all year. Its a reality that is happening. We’ve been putting off facing it for over 50 years using all sorts of excuses — we have to go slowly, we have to find a balance, it’s the economy. That time has past — the time is NOW.

Let them sue. It is time we stood up to blackmailing corporations. Perhaps the students, and the rest of us, will protest again.

Perhaps this Motor Circuit group then will see what a selfish bunch they are.

Trudy Thorgeirson

Duncan

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