The question that arises over the proposed Ajax mine is the external costs of pollution. We won’t know those costs until the mine is operational and huge investments will have been made.
Political parties should make it clear that if there are external costs in the form of pollution, those costs will, by law, be the responsibility of those found by our courts to be responsible.
If the citizens are adversely affected by the pollution, our political parties should make it clear that the mine will, by law, be required to compensate those adversely affected.
Perhaps this will be adopted as the policy of the B.C. Conservatives at their annual general meeting in Langley next weekend.