Area B resident fears ‘barefaced discrimination’ against rural land owners

Dear editor,

In the mail from the regional district is an invitation to attend an open house regarding the results of mock billing.

Dear editor,

In the mail from the regional district is an invitation to attend an open house regarding the results of the mock billing scheduled for Sept. 17.

On the second page was our mock bill with a date for this same meeting to be held Sept. 23.

If I was a betting man I would bet that they really don’t want to face the number of people who are ticked off about having their democratic rights bypassed from Square One on this issue.

Please bear in mind that the intent of this meeting is to make you feel good and how wonderful we all are, saving water. What they are not saying is that they are going to activate these meters no matter what, at the rates they want.

This will result in total discrimination between Courtenay and Comox and rural residents. Courtenay and Comox residents will still pay $100 fewer than we pay now and will be able to use as much water ad they wish, while rural residents will pay for every single litre used.

This is nothing more than barefaced discrimination by our elected officials and could possibly result in a lawsuit under Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights.

Be careful folks, these people have their own agenda and they do not have your best interests at heart.

Please remember that all our water comes from the same pipe and therefore we must be treated the same as every one else.

Please show up at the meeting Sept. 23 and don’t let these robber barons carry on as they are doing.

R. McCulloch,

Area B