Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan compares BC to living in a banana republic

The mayor of the Vancouver region municipality of Burnaby speaks out against the environmental review process of the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks coal export terminal.–website editors

More and more I am beginning to feel like British Columbia is becoming a banana republic. Over and over again we see decisions being made by bodies who are not independent. Port Metro Vancouver is conducting this environmental assessment. The majority of directors on Port Metro Vancouver are appointed by the very companies that stand to economically benefit from these decisions. So here you’ve got a Board of Directors appointed by the companies that is in charge of the environmental assessment to determine whether they’re going to make more money.

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