A matter of self interest


Re: Anger over plan to take land from ALR, June 11.


Re: Anger over plan to take land from ALR, June 11.

Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt – newly elected Surrey-Panorama MLA – defended the developer who wants to take 37 acres out of the ALR in Cloverdale by saying that Pacific Land Group had already “spent about $100,000 on studies.”

I wish he had also mentioned how many tens of millions the developer would pocket from buying ALR property at an agricultural price and selling it at market price.

Hunt knows the ALR offers future generations food security. He also knows the developer may help him again at election time.

I wonder how long it took him and others on council to choose self interest over what is best for the future of Surrey.

Jim McMurtry, Surrey



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