Monday, January 7, 2013
Save The Harbour Meeting Notes
The arrival of a contingent from the Idle No More movement overflowed the meeting room at the Coast Bastion which was intended for this last ditch attempt to get an organized group focused on an effort to stop the sale of the inner harbour.
The first question to come to mind was why this wasn't done last summer instead of waiting until a month before the deal is expected to be signed? As is often the case in these matters, lots of people will show up and clap and show their support, but when it comes time to actually volunteering time in a tangible way, the crowd thins out quite quickly.
Good luck to those who appeared to be in earnest in developing and implementing a strategy to see the inner harbour kept out of the hands of private developers. A position this website has supported from the get go.
While the crowd of about 200 was passionate what no one addressed was the fact that many in the community see this whole deal in a positive light, and when you see no direction coming from any civic leaders opposing the matter, you have to wonder if any more than the residents of Protection Island and a small commercial fleet really care at all.
It is more or less typical of the general apathy that seems to linger over the Nanaimo population when matters don't directly affect them.