Horgan says Shawnigan ruling vindicates community concerns

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B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan issued the following statement on the B.C Supreme Court ruling that the dumping of contaminated soil at 640 Stebbings Road is not a permitted use:

“This court decision is very welcome news, and vindicates the Shawnigan Lake community members who have been protesting against the dumping of contaminated soil on the property.

“The Christy Clark government has continuously refused to listen to Shawnigan Lake residents, and refused to listen to local MLA Bill Routley and the Official Opposition who have been calling for a halt to the dumping that the community believes may be putting the clean water of Shawnigan Lake at risk.

“Hopefully this Supreme Court decision will put a halt to this nonsense, and the Clark government will assure residents that this sort of thing won’t happen again.”