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REPORTING · 11th August 2010
Walter McFarlane
Dark Clouds on a Bright Summer’s Day: Part 6

It was the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 3rd and into New Business. Councillor Randy Halyk had a concern with an letter from Enbridge in the information section of his Council Package. It was addressed to all Alliance members.

“I’m just wondering, who is the member? Are we members of this Alliance? And if we are, when did we actually come together to determine if we would be members of this alliance. I understand this alliance is actually promoting the project. I’m not saying that we agree or disagree but we have to back off of promotion,” said Halyk.

Mayor Joanne Monaghan said she had requested some information because she thought Council would want to know about it. This was the information which was sent. Neither Monaghan nor Municipal Manager Trafford Hall were aware of being members of an alliance. Halyk understood it was a Leader’s Alliance.

“These are people who are for the project. Colin Kinsley has certainly spoken out in favour of it. Many of the Mayors are in the Alliance, a group of Mayors who are all for in the project,” said Councillor Bob Corless.

Hall reminded council they have explained to these groups about Kitimat’s neutrality and added that just because Council receives correspondence does not make them members.

The Enbridge Leaders Alliance is the operator of the webpage which Mayor Monaghan’s picture was recently taken down from.