The NDP have done no economic impact study of their ideological decision to ban off highway vehicle users and random camping from the new Castle Park near the Crow’s Nest Pass in southern Alberta.
We filed a freedom of information request looking for records pertaining to the economic impact of the proposed ban of off road vehicles in the new Castle Region wilderness area.
Guess what? Those documents do not exist.
The NDP hadn't bothered to consider all the people near Castle Park whose livelihoods rely on the dollars spent on ATVs, recreational vehicles, groceries, fuel, camping supplies, equipment and accommodations before they made their decision to chase those dollars away from the area.
According to the Canadian Off Highway Vehicle Association, the OHV industry in Alberta alone, has an economic impact of between $1.4 to $1.8B and creates the equivalent of 7,600 full time jobs.
But none of that mattered when the NDP rushed to blindside Alberta riders with their decision.
I'm looking into that all this week, so stay tuned.