Issuing social licences has career potential
Re: “Dream tunnel fix turns into a mirage,” column, Sept. 14. It appears that our new provincial government is determined to dramatically add to our emissions of pollutants as well as greenhouse gases by delaying or probably cancelling the Massey Tunnel replacement bridge. More years of congestion, frustration and idling vehicles will only make our air quality worse. Where is the Green Party when we need them?
Apparently, the Massey Tunnel replacement lacks “social licence.” To address this problem, the government should establish a Social Licence Bureau so that the unemployed construction workers from the bridge project and the likely-to-be-cancelled Site C dam can have jobs processing applications for “social licences” for any construction projects or other wealth-creating proposals, such as mining, pipelines, forestry, housing developments and hydropower dams. Eric Nielsen Victoria