From the office of the still, un-elected premier in passing…
A must read from Robyn Allen this morning, who has received a big WHATEVER of a reply from the politi-thugs staffing the as of yet, un-elected premiers office… It goes something like this: “Blah blah blah, yes we are only replying because we have to, but really we don’t give a crap and so we are passing this onto designated scapegoat, Terry Lake…”
Ok. Not really, but Robyn shares with us, exactly what the letter did say, and more importantly, what it did not…here is an excerpt, please go to Robyn’s blog for the full meal deal.
” …reply from the Office of the Premier was received April 27, 2012. The Premier’s Office has informed me that the letter has been forwarded onto the Minister of the Environment, Terry Lake. Minister Lake has the power to reclaim our right. I have posted the reply below.
From: Office of the Premier
To: Robyn Allan
Friday April, 27, 2012
cc Minister of the Environment, Honourable Terry Lake
Subject: BC’s Right to Environmental Assessment Needs to be Reclaimed
Thank you for your email, and attached letter addressed to the Honourable Premier Christy Clark, regarding the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Your comments relating to the environmental review process currently being undertaken by the National Energy Board (NEB) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) Joint Review Panel have been noted.
We appreciate the time that you have taken to share your views and insight with us and have forwarded your correspondence to the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, for his review and consideration as well. You can be assured that the specific points you have raised in your letter will be included in related discussions between Minister Lake, members of his senior staff and officials in the Provincial Environmental Assessment Office.
Again, thank you for writing.
Because it is not clear to me that Dr. Lake will reply to my letter once he has discussed it with his officials, I sent the following letter to Dr. Lake.
April, 28, 2012
Dear Dr. Lake,
The Premier’s Office has replied to me and indicated that my letter to Premier Clark has been forwarded to you.
I am following up with you as the reply indicates that you will review and consider the letter and discuss the points with your officials. However, it does not confirm that you will address my comments in a reply to me.
I would appreciate it if you could please confirm that after you have had a chance to review my letter with your officials that you will be responding to the specific points in my letter directly in a reply to me.
cc Premier Christy Clark
Please write Dr. Lake, and copy Premier Clark, requesting that the Province inform the Federal Government that BC’s right to review and decide on Northern Gateway is being reclaimed.
Dr. Lake’s email address is ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Premier Clark’s email address is Premier@gov.bc.ca “