Clean energy resolution fails in Port, passes in Charlotte

  • Nov. 9, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Port council decided not to support a call from the protocol table on a new energy vision for Canada. When it met in Port last month, the protocol table endorsed a resolution from Tides Canada on its new vision for a clean energy future, and asked councils on the islands to do the same. Port mayor Wally Cheer told the Observer that the resolution was discussed by council on November 5, but it was not passed.”Council believed the resolution was good but there were some issues with the Tides Canada document that some councillors were not terribly comfortable with,” Mr. Cheer said, “but they do want to see the government of Canada prepare a vision of renewable and clean energy in the future.” Queen Charlotte council agreed to endorse and support the resolution when it met Nov. 5.”I’d like to see this really taken seriously. It concerns me a lot,” councillor Ellen Cranston said.

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