I congratulate our Municipal Council for passing a clear resolution that tells the province that Bowen Island does not want the building of any more docks at Cape Roger Curtis. The resolution passed in a four-three decision thanks to councilors Maureen Nicholson, Melanie Mason, Sue Ellen Fast and Mayor Murray Skeels. The resolution reflects a message from Bowen Islanders which has been loud and clear as over 1,385 people have signed a petition opposing the CRC docks. I encourage our council to keep listening to the people and upholding our strong democratic tradition on the island.
In a beleaguered world where democracy is being eroded by plutocracy (“rule by the wealthy”), our long term struggle on Bowen Island has always been the self-determined journey that the will of the people must prevail. That democratic reality is built into the DNA of our community plan and the community which created it, and the only way forward is to keep spreading those democratic principles into every aspect of our way of life. It is only in doing so that we can continue to create a true model for the rest of Canada.