Steven Harper should reconsider Prosperity Mine

Editor: I’ll bet I’m not the only person who thinks Prime Minister Harper should reconsider and approve the Prosperity mine.

Editor:

I’ll bet I’m not the only person who thinks Prime Minister Harper should reconsider and approve the Prosperity mine. Not only were the economic benefits for the people of Williams Lake, Quesnel, and the entire Cariboo region not fully considered when the door was shut on this project, the mine’s full environmental mitigation plan was not fairly considered either.

The federal conservatives have always been supportive of responsible mining practices and economic progress, so I’m frankly stumped as to why they decided to reject this mine and send a negative message to job creators who will now think twice before they invest in BC.

Prime Minister Harper needs to reconsider this important mine project, do whatever it takes to move it forward, and send a strong message that our country and our province are indeed open for business and economic progress. The longer he waits to correct this situation the worse off we will all be.

Massimo Mandarino

Coquitlam, B.C.