With a vote set for tomorrow on a sewage treatment site, the federal government’s representative for capital area sewage treatment was in Victoria today.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, was the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon this afternoon.
He spoke about the federal government’s policy and performance and praised the provincially-appointed project panel for their report.
“We at the federal level very much look forward to this decision,” Wilkinson said, “we’re very pleased to see that the project board has come forward with a recommendation that relates to building a tertiary sewage treatment plant that will meet the environmental concerns and will meet the timeline and laws in Canada.”
Victoria Chamber CEO Catherine Holt also offered her support for the plan, “we really need to move ahead and that the new proposal looks like it meets a whole bunch of the criteria that people were concerned about so we’re very hopeful that tomorrow will be a vote in favour and we will be able to the turn the next page on this project.”
The CRD Board will meet Wednesday at 9:00 am to discuss the report and will likely vote on whether to approve the single site plan proposed for Esquimalt’s McLoughlin Point.