Clark’s quest for dam glory

Dam not a good idea for the province, says letter writer.

To the Editor,

Once upon a time B.C.’s current Liberal premier was content to play the leading lady in that farcical mini-series, ‘Calamity Clark Goes to Victoria’. When Christy Clark was personally defeated in the last provincial election, she was forced to find a politically safe seat. She chose Westside-Kelowna, the luxurious bastion of conservative values and the ancestral home of the fabled Bennett family.

Clark has now become enthralled with the legacy of the late Premier ‘Wacky’ Bennett, the renowned builder of hydroelectric dams. Although times have changed, Clark has become intoxicated by her fantasy of becoming another legendary builder of mega-projects.

For her own self-aggrandizement she is charging into the Peace River valley with the same recklessly bravado displayed by General George Custer in 1876, when he foolishly and fatally attacked the Plains Indians at the Little Bighorn River. Perhaps her approval of this “dam” $9 billion project will go down in the history books as ‘Premier Clark’s Last Stand’.

Hopefully the First Nations people of the Peace River will cut Clark’s hyper-inflated ambition down to size with court challenges and thereby save British Columbians from drowning in a reservoir of red ink.

Lloyd Atkins,

Vernon

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