Candidate’s comment corrected

Taseko corporate affairs vice-president takes Independent candidate's Fish Lake comments to task

To the editor:

Independent candidate Gary Young, speaking at the April 27 Senior Action Committee Forum in Williams Lake, has made incorrect statements with respect to the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project.

Mr. Young is wrong to suggest the project will harm Fish Lake. The truth is Fish Lake and its trout population will be protected during all phases of mine operations. There will be no harmful impact to Fish Lake.

This is an important project for the Cariboo, one that has the potential to contribute significantly to the region for many years.

We are pleased the project is being discussed during the current election campaign. However, the facts are important to the discussion and we appreciate this opportunity to set the record straight.

Brian Battison

Vice-president, corporate affairs

Taseko Mines