Penner responds to letter writer

(originally ran May 19/2011)

John Allen has demonstrated again his unrivaled ability to be entertaining with his writing style. Unfortunately, he does so by sometimes taking liberty with the facts.

Contrary to what he stated in his letter to your newspaper of May 12, I was not the Minister of Environment when a $5 per day fee for parking was implemented in some BC Parks to help offset the cost of cleaning and maintaining them.

I was, however, the Minister of Environment who directed the price of seasonal parking passes be cut in half, and that the daily parking rate be reduced by 40 percent to a maximum of $3 per day.

Premier Christy Clark has now decided to remove the fee altogether, so it won’t cost anyone to go for a walk at Greenpoint in Sasquatch Park.

Sincerely,

Barry Penner, MLA

Chilliwack-Hope

& BC’s Attorney General

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