The B.C. Liberal government wasted $21 million of taxpayers' money to cover up their own incompetence in handling a uranium mining ban implemented in 2008, say the New Democrats.
New Democrat energy and mines critic John Horgan said the uranium mining ban was implemented on April 24, 2008, three days after mining company Boss Power had applied for a Notice of Work permit. The government failed to process that permit, despite a legal obligation to do so, after the Chief Inspector of Mines was instructed not to process it. more »