I am very much in favour of a referendum about the proposed Ajax Mine and I will tell you why.
The biggest problem is going to be the dust because I’ve seen the dust when they do blasting at Highland Valley Mine.
Some time ago I read a letter from some guy from northern Ontario who was in favour of the mine. However, if it got the go-ahead, then he wouldn’t be affected because he’s not near it.
I know of a guy in Raleigh who has a bumper sticker on his vehicle supporting the mine, but he will not be affected by the mine, either, because he’s too far away.
I think that there should be a referendum, but it should be restricted to those who will be affected by its closeness to the city.
Raleigh and Dallas and the like should not have a vote as they will not be directly affected.