More fun with government news releases


More fun with provincial government wordsmiths.

Yesterday Victoria issued an environmental assessment certificate to the Kemess Underground mine project. Nothing wrong with that. The news release announcing the news reads, in part:

“The ministers have issued the certificate with legally-enforceable conditions that have given them the confidence to conclude that the project will be constructed, operated and decommissioned in a way that ensures that no significant adverse effects are likely to occur.”

Really?

They issued a certificate that “gives them the confidence to conclude” that there “likely” won’t be any environmental damage?

Wow. Talk about holding industry’s feet to the fire.

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About Bill Phillips

Bill Phillips is an award-winning journalist and columnist with more than 30 years experience. He was the winner of the 2009 Best Editorial award at the British Columbia/Yukon Community Newspaper Association’s Ma Murray awards, in 2007 he won the association’s Best Columnist award. In 2004, he placed third in the Canadian Community Newspaper best columnist category and, in 2003, placed second. He is the former editor of the Prince George Free Press.