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Will Pender Harbour drag democracy out of the dump?

In a surprise move the SCRD has at least granted a stay of execution for Pender’s beloved dump, in the form of endorsing the principle of a referendum on the hot issue. Just when it was widely felt that the decision to close it had been made, the directors deferred the decision, directing staff to prepare information regarding the possibility of a referendum.

Which isn’t to say there will be a referendum, but it’s nice to see they are considering the option of finding out what the people actually want. It will be an interesting process and just the concept raises a multitude of questions for me. If they hold a referendum, who will be allowed to vote? Will the results be binding?

Very exciting!

There is some good reading on the subject on the Pender Harbour forum. Did you know they had one of those? Turns out they’re actually more “evolved” than the rest of us. Technologically speaking, at least.


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Your Sunshine Coast News and Politics

I’ve decided to branch out from Board of Education updates and witty anecdotes to include (witty) analysis of the goings-on of the Sunshine Coast. There are two reasons for this:

First of all, being on the Board of Education actually limits what I can say about the Board of Education. It’s not that we’re beyond reproach, it’s that it would be inappropriate for me to comment critically around decisions of the Board. However, you can. If you would like to post a piece for discussion regarding the Board or anything else relevant to the Sunshine Coast, you can email me at jscott@dccnet.com or simply post it as a comment below. I will cut and paste it into your own post, and the discussion will begin!

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