Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Susan Still Bangs the Drum - As She Should

To the Editor - Re: 'Accelerate financial relief with those billions.'

Small Businesses will lead Canada's recovery, according a recent CIBC

I guess we, the small businesses, can only lead our province and country's
recovery -
if our government doesn't succeed in ploughing us under when they build
public infrastructure projects.

October is Small Business Month in BC.

Campbell has his legacy on his mind. So do we.
Ours has been de-railed, and all our efforts to build a sturdy financial
future have been expropriated so that our Gordfather can pad his resume.

The Small Business Minister Kevin Krueger spent half an hour at the Board of
Trade this week praising our sector as essential to the economic well-being
of our Province. Unless of course, you get in the way of profits for
government projects. They are setting a precedent with this secretive Canada
Line project, that Governments can destroy your life's work at will. This is

There's all kinds of Campbell cash available to top up Canada Line's tank -
even when they gamble and lose our tax dollars in such careless investments
as the sub-prime mortgage market - there's Campbell with another $56 million
to bail out and prop up Canada Line.

Where is the support - where is the propping up of the very group who have
filled the Provincial coffers with billions in tax revenue for years and

On the Train to Nowhere.

Enough is enough.
The baskets and banners and pretty sidewalks through the Cambie Village will
do nothing to restore the livelihoods of all who have been forced into
bankruptcy by this project.

Compensation is deserved, and long overdue. There is nothing to celebrate
until this is rectified.

Susan Heyes
3190 Cambie St
604 687-0721


Anonymous said...

An acquaintance who is involved with subway construction has informed me that the Campbell Liberals are in serious discussion with subway contractors in building the SkyTrain UBC subway under Broadway and already they are calling it the Legacy Line.

You heard it here first folks!

Anonymous said...

Susan Heyes - You are a very courageous and strong woman. What has happened to you and others is inexcusable. It makes me feel sad every time I read your words. Keep at it. I wish you all the best as I'm sure many many others do.

Anonymous said...

Susan Heyes
Once upon a time there was a story where David slew Goliath.
If anybody can do it, it's you.
It is time that all governments, not just Gord and the Liberals learn that they cannot run wild and destroy people in the process of building their "legacy" projects.
We've had a long line of them
Dams,Expo 86, Fast Ferries,convention centres,RAV lines,Olympics,etc.etc.
Oh yeah,also the proposed development of Riverview lands!