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Ridiculous (The Ottawa Citizen)

The Ottawa Citizen
April 25, 2002

John Batson


Ridiculous


It is horrifying to see Sheila Copps, a minister of the Crown, say openly that the NCC is "an autonomous Crown corporation that operates independently of the government." This means that the NCC is not governed by anybody.

Since it is not accountable to shareholders, it uses the money of the citizens of Canada without any need to answer for its actions. This is ridiculous. How can a Crown organization not be accountable to the people of Canada through its government?

Something's wrong with this picture. Senator Anne Cools is right to challenge the way the NCC operates on behalf of the government and the people of Canada. It's time that reins were put on this out-of-control wagon.

John Batson,

Ottawa,

President,

Moffatt Farm Citizen's Coalition, Ottawa