Letters to the Editor

City’s forced organics recycling program a draconian measure

Re: Recycling takes a new turn (News, Feb. 6), Organic waste recycling smart (Our View, Feb. 6)

After the first Earth Day in 1970, idealistic young people concerned about environmental issues started to recycle on their own, without being compelled by any government-imposed program such as the kitchen scraps and garbage program the City of Victoria is now forcing its residents to accept.

In contrast to the naive idealism of the recycling hippies of my generation, Globalist planetary planners have infiltrated non-accountable, opaque regional governments such as the Capital Regional District to force the sustainability cult – based on junk science – on local governments.

Canada has ratified UN Agenda 21, the City of Victoria pushes ‘sustainability’ and voila, we are now all being socially engineered to obsess compulsively about our garbage.

We are told that as customers of the city, we have no options not to participate in the new ‘program,’ as the ‘green’ Globalist bureaucrats and politicians call it.

Next step will no doubt be a three-month series of Delphi Technique so-called ‘public information sessions,’ where skeptical citizens will be publicly shamed into compliance.

What was once done in good conscience is now forced by Earth-worshipping fanatics who want to inventory and control all human behaviour.

To add insult to injury, the new program actually reduces garbage pickup days by 50 per cent and we are told the new garbage bins, kitchen scraps buckets and biodegradable plastic bags will not cost us anything, but rather our garbage bills will be lower.

As a Christian residential property taxpayer, I choose not to join the ‘sustainability’ cult based on junk science, and resent the imposition of this draconian program on City of Victoria residents.

Gregory Hartnell


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