Letter: Send $1.2-million policing bill to Derek Corrigan


Re: Burnaby mayor wants feds to pay $1.2 million protest policing costs, NOW online, Jan. 30

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Surprise, surprise that the City of Burnaby taxpayers will probably get stuck with the $1.2 million for policing the former Kinder Morgan pipeline demonstrations.

As a property taxpayer here in Burnaby, I suggest the new mayor send the invoice to former-Mayor Derek Corrigan for him to pay.
He and his council picked this fight with Kinder Morgan for years without any "proper mandate" from the taxpayers of Burnaby.

If they had instead worked out their differences and the pipeline was already completed, the city would be earning revenues from the pipeline, not fighting over the cost of opposing it.
Hopefully Mayor Mike Hurley and his fellow council members will now think twice before continuing to encourage this fight, or we might just end up with another invoice for the same amount again.
Just because a few scream, shout and march about an issue "does not" mean they represent a sensible majority.

Tim Savage, Burnaby

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