Monday, April 28, 2014

Does Mr. Bennett Even Know The Number Of Applications To The ALC That Were Approved In The Kootenays?



Integrity BC does.

And the results may surprise you given the good Mr. Bennett's recent bleatings about what his constituents have apparently been telling him for the last thirteen 'fucking' years:

IntegrityBC has reviewed 660 applications to the Agricultural Land Commission filed in the Kootenay district, following comments from Bill Bennett, Minister Responsible for the Core Review, that the proposed changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve are the result of listening to his constituents.

“Based on Bennett’s claims one would imagine that application after application was routinely coming back from the ALC stamped ‘rejected’,” said IntegrityBC executive director Dermod Travis. “And that’s far from the case.”

According to IntegrityBC’s review, 72.3 per cent of the applications to the ALC (from 2006 to 2012) in the Kootenays were approved (some with conditions) and 27.7 per cent were rejected outright. Numbers that point to the need for public consultations on Bill 24 – as Agriculture minister Norm Letnick promised last week – and not shotgun passage of the bill as Bill Bennett threatened the next day....


Wonder what the ol' turdstormer will have to say about those numbers when he's forced to respond to questions about them at his next presser after they are splashed across the public prints?




Please note:....The expletive at the top of the post is Mr. Bennett's, not mine.


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