July 20, 2017

Ajax Mine: Perpetual activists hold Canada’s prosperity hostage over “spiritual beliefs”

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

The Ajax mine is a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine that would be situated at the southern limits of the City of Kamloops, BC. 

The mine is proposed by KGHM International, a subsidiary to a Polish multinational that is based in Vancouver, Canada’s mining headquarters.

The project would bring 1,800 construction jobs and 500 full time mining jobs once completed.

If you feel like you’re having deja vu, you might be:

This mine has been proposed and pushed for by advocates for several years now and, in what is becoming a typically Canadian experience, it still hasn’t been built yet.

There is opposition to the project coming from foreign-funded activist groups, the First Nations activist class and sadly, also from the city of Kamloops with the city council voting against supporting the project just this week.

Watch as I show you why the politicians opposing this project are so wrong.

Also ridiculous is the position of a local First Nations group who say that while the environmental assessment uses science, it doesn’t take into consideration the spiritual and cultural value of the land to the First Nation.

We need to stop the civic political posturing, the over-the-top claims from First Nations activists who don’t represent the working men and women of their communities — and let's build this mine.

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commented 2017-07-21 14:48:09 -0400
“Also ridiculous is the position of a local First Nations group who say that while the environmental assessment uses science, it doesn’t take into consideration the spiritual and cultural value of the land to the First Nation”. I have noticed that there tends to be less of a disturbance in the force when the Spirits have been appeased with a monetary motivation.
commented 2017-07-21 08:54:03 -0400
Our politicians are trying to stop any economic growth,so they can sell everything for pennies on the dollar to their friends. When the Saudis or Chinese have bought it up,then watch the approvals roll in.
Turdo and Nutly Turkey neck windbag and company do not want Canadians to own or prosper from any Canadian resources. Wood, minerals, oil Canada has more than enough to be self sufficient.
We would be able to employ all Canadians from coast to coast and care for our vets,seniors and disabled. Turdo and company wish to keep buying 800,000 barrels a day from the Saudis sending billions a year into their pockets.
commented 2017-07-21 02:34:58 -0400
This is another reason the left will not allow the average native to have more say and control in their situation, so the Chiefs and their cronies can hold up progress despite what the natives in general want.
commented 2017-07-21 02:33:00 -0400
Billy Howard at least the natives will change if they get the right amount of money. The others have less integrity than that.
commented 2017-07-21 00:34:16 -0400
No matter what project a company wants to start in Canada, it’s always the same reaction, protest, protest, protest. No matter the jobs to come, good pay, economic growth, no, they want to shut everything down for some reason or other. Those reasons are all watered down with no concrete evidence & most times, no facts to back them up, but it gets attention & that’s mostly what they’re looking for. The natives who seem to protest an awful lot continue to enjoy their gov’t handouts without batting an eye never worrying about how long that will last if nothing was ever built. Makes no sense.
Bill, I don’t agree with you completely that gold mining jobs are not long term. My brother & brother in law worked for years in the gold mine in Cochenour, On. They made good money while there.
commented 2017-07-21 00:11:21 -0400
Bill. You might be right, but we need this for the psychological win. To break through the extremist red-line, opening up opportunity for those other projects of which you speak.

Good job Chris. Too bad it’s just so damn depressing.
commented 2017-07-20 21:11:39 -0400
Gold mining jobs are never long term and the affluent from processing is too toxic. There are other resource opportunities with better long term prosperity prospects. Just the same, international interests exerting political pressures on local affairs should be outlawed – it’s a subversion of popular will.
commented 2017-07-20 19:19:31 -0400
Billy Howard, they also get paid by big environment and nations competing with Western Canada in resource industry.

The question about if there is any blue collar base left in the NDP would be no, they have become right wing. It is amazing how Indian activists make up cultural traditions, and nobody challenges them except their own people who never heard of the tradition. Of course the regressive elite ignore the challengers as apples. My favourite made up cultural tradition is the sacred fire.
commented 2017-07-20 17:29:57 -0400
Billy Howard, well said!
commented 2017-07-20 17:07:33 -0400
What do those opposed (First Nations, city councilors, NDP legislators, Trudeau gov’t politicians and civil servants) all have in common?
They all get paid by the taxpayer and their jobs are not tied to economic development.