Minister breaks the law, we get the bill
What should happen to a minister of the Crown who breaks his own government’s laws and in doing so costs us, the taxpayers, hundreds of thousands of dollar in court costs? When Minister Perry Trimper released the Grieg Aquaculture proposal from further study last year, he had no authority to do so; the law required him to call for an Environmental Impact Statement. But Trimper ignored that law and now we are all paying for the consequences. Did he act alone? Did anyone twist his arm? I guess only time will tell.
And shame on every Liberal minister for allowing this to happen. They all had to know the law — the law is quite clear and it shouldn’t take Justice Gillian Butler to remind them they are not above the law. And they wonder why we are all becoming disgusted with politicians like this. They are no better than the Progressive Conservatives. Boy, did I ever waste my vote.
And oh, by the way, if you would really like to see why they so adamantly broke the law, just Google “the most toxic food in the world.” Go figure, because I can’t.
And they wonder why we are all becoming disgusted with politicians like this.