Point buried in private power

An old ploy used to this day by many politicians is: “repeat a lie often enough and people will accept it as truth”.

To the Editor,

An old ploy used to this day by many politicians is: “repeat a lie often enough and people will accept it as truth”.

This is what BC Citizens For Green Energy (BCCGE) is attempting by reinforcing the idea that Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) are green and for the good of the people.

And now another BCCGE member and Liberal propagandist, Fred Reemeyer, is accusing those attempting to expose the lie as being misguided and ill informed.

When created by WAC Bennett, BC Hydro’s mandate was to provide inexpensive gas and electricity to BC residents, but in 1988 Bill Vander Zalm’s Socreds ordered the selling off of BC Crown Corporations now capitalized on by the Liberals.

If the next B.C. government is NDP, a priority should be to reopen and nullify those IPP contracts as I think there is more than a hint of collusion between the BC Liberals and the private sector.

Then maybe power producing could be put back into the hands of BC Hydro.

Gary Huntbatch,


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