Monday, July 30, 2007

Dear Mr. Prentice

The Economist tells us that it's a stupid thing to build on a flood plain. This is kind of self-evident, when people are swimming in their living room in sewage. So, of course, when it becomes necessary to rebuild a community because it's on a flood plain, you'd think, "Hey, let's move the community off of the flood plain!"

Apparently, the memo wasn't understood at the political level at INAC.

This doesn't have much (or anything) to do with Ottawa as a city, but with the stupidity that exists among policy makers of all kinds in this city.


joncormier said...

But Adrian, you're thinking long term here, what we need is a solution TODAY!

Jan Triska said...

That's brutal...
My predication has been confirmed. The feds won't do anything long-terms about Kaskachewan; there are not enough voters out there who could speak to this issue at a ballot box. I know it - was actually told while I was a staffer at the LRB that the aboriginals are only about 4% of the population, so let's go easy on creating solutions tailor-made to them... seriously. Especially, when it costs money.