The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) issued a statement supporting an independent third party investigation into the Mount Polley mine disaster today, and urged the expert panel to consider the impact of staffing cuts on the ministry's ability to provide oversight of industry.
"The BCGEU welcomes an independent third party investigation of the Mount Polley disaster," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "The public and our members need to know that the process will be open, transparent and fair.
"We are also encouraged that the dam safety inspections ordered by government will now require an independent third party review process. Until today, there has been no requirement for an independent review of these industry-created safety reports."