By Dermod Travis, executive director of IntegrityBC.
One of the last things anyone would ever imagine the B.C. government doing is adopting an old NDP
program, but that's exactly what Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett
did this month when he announced a five-year, $300 million hydro bill
deferment plan for 13 B.C. mines owned by six companies
Never mind that BC Hydro is grappling with its own deferral problems to the tune of $5 billion.