Two responses to BC judge who said Save Old Growth uses front-line protesters as ‘sacrificial lambs’

Letters by Martin Hiking; Dave McConnell
The Times Colonist
August 29, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

We don’t see generals on the front lines – The judge scolded the organization, Save Old Growth, at great length for exploiting this “criminal,” a person who exhibits the qualities we value most in a good soldier. That individual was willing to make a personal sacrifice in service to a greater good. He did not make the grand strategies, but trusted those who create the day-to-day tactics. As the judge said, we do not see the strategists on the front lines. (Nor do we see generals). Here you go, get out of jail for free – Judge Laura Bakan didn’t slam Save Old Growth. Instead she gave them a get-out-of-jail free card. This was the offender’s third time defying court orders. The justice system is not upholding the law. People have had it with these types of protests. They are not helping in any way. The law needs to be upheld and illegal protests dealt with.

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