BC’s Mines Minister says he won’t go easy on Imperial Metals just because its controlling shareholder supports Christy Clark.
The Vancouver Sun reports N. Murray Edwards helped organize a $1-million fundraiser to boost the premier’s re-election bid last year.
But Bill Bennett says his government won’t cut this company a break as it investigates the tailings pond breach near Quesnel.
“If they have been negligent, if they have been dishonest, if they have made mistakes even in an honest way, they’re going to pay for it.”
When asked by CKNW’s Mike Smyth how can he assure the public of an independent investigation, Bennett says he couldn’t reveal details of the government’s plan on that yet — but hopes to do so this week.