To the editor:
For too long, the working people of B.C. resource towns like Kelowna haven’t had a real voice in the political decisions directly affecting their lives, and livelihoods – about pipeline projects, new mines, forestry tenures.
That’s not only a tragedy for Kelowna, it’s a travesty for resource development across Canada.
Last spring, we launched Suits and Boots to change that. Founded by six people in April, we have since grown to more than 3,200 people across Canada – suits in offices and boots out in the field alike doing the important work that makes Canada such a prosperous nation.
Bill C-69 will soon be going before the Senate environment and natural resources committee. The fate of Canada’s resource sector hangs in the balance. Now is the time we need our voice. Now is the time for Kelowna and other resource towns across Canada stand up, be counted, and speak up.
We can help you do that. If you’re interested, visit suitsandboots.ca to read more, and make your voice heard in Ottawa.
Rick Peterson, founder
Suits and Boots