Processes lengthy for mining reviews

Although current legislation in B.C. provides effective environmental controls, the permitting and review processes are lengthy.

Dear Editor:

The first week of May is mining week in B.C., and although current legislation in B.C. provides effective environmental controls, the permitting and review processes are lengthy and the outcomes often uncertain. In far too many cases, the process is bogged down by inconsistency and significant delays.

Not only does this undermine the confidence of investors, it also prevents us from growing the government’s revenue base to pay for such things as increased funding for healthcare and education.

Something to think about in the first week of May.

Randy Rinaldo

Burnaby