Hypocrisy: While Horgan Tries Blocking Trans Mountain Expansion, B.C. Leads The Nation In Untreated Sewage Overflows

Report shows that nearly 40% of all the untreated sewage overflows in Canada take place in British Columbia.

B.C. NDP Premier John Horgan and the far-left have been busy trying to stoke fears about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in an effort to crush the essential project.

Yet, perhaps Horgan is also seeking to distract from the real pollution problem in B.C.

Huge amounts of untreated sewage flowing into the water.

According to a Toronto Star report based upon Statistics Canada data, nearly 40% of all sewage overflows in Canada took place in B.C.

“That means pathogens — bacteria, viruses or other harmful micro-organisms — could end up in waterways used for recreation or even drinking water,” the report notes.

Interestingly, we don’t hear John Horgan making a huge deal about this, do we?

The hypocrisy is stunning, since the sewage overflows are causing serious problems:

“The risks to human health were highlighted this week by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. About 40 people have reported acute gastrointestinal illness after eating raw oysters since early March, and norovirus was confirmed in some of those cases. As a result, two oyster farms in B.C. have been closed.”

So, despite the stellar safety record of pipelines, Horgan is trying to denigrate and demonize a project that will benefit all Canadians, while ignoring a serious sewage problem in his own backyard.

It’s a point that was well made by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on Twitter:

Hypocrite Horgan ignores real problem

It turns out that many cities don’t even notify residents when the sewage overflows are taking place, meaning people aren’t alerted to the potential danger.

Where is Horgan’s action on that?

Said epidemiologist Marsha Taylor, “It’s important for people to know that human sewage in our waters may be impacting some of the food we eat. It’s an important issue to a lot of us that live so close to the water.”

That is a serious issue that needs to be addressed, but instead, Horgan focuses on pipelines.

The hypocrisy is unbelievable.

He’s become ‘Hypocrite Horgan,’ and it’s hard to believe how he could have even a shred of credibility.

Spencer Fernando

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Eric Blair

This show put on by Horgan to appease the Greens is just a taste of what it will be like with proportional representation. Remember Horgan wants this to happen with a vote of 50% plus 1 vote. We will end up here in BC with a number of small parties dictating to the rest of us or else nothing gets passed in the house – a disaster in the making. These smaller parties wont just be parties like the Greens but eventually parties based on ethnic lines, regions or religions… who knows. It will be a dog breakfast come time… Read more »

Ivan Hawkes

How do you buy off a politician? You offer a secret overseas bank account with a bunch of millions in it. American interests are making billions via Canada’s loss. Paying off a few million to some puppet politician is peanuts compared. This guy ignores the “diseased” farmed salmon industry that is destroying the wild salmon population, and he is ignoring the tons of pure crap being dumped into the ocean. He’s a paid off hypocrite, I’d bet a dollar.

Tommy Hawk

Ivan, you can safely bet far more than that — one must realize the 99% of all politicians (under the true meaning of the word) are as you describe. The trick will be to find a method of being governed by some means that eliminates that typical human failing — or, have it in law that, if and when one holding public office (an office of trust) that person is found guilty of such actions, the death penalty is applied — simply because such actions are similar to the rabid animal as is the result if not put down. If… Read more »

Allen Linklater

LMAO..this is like comparing apples to oranges…your story is weak like or insight..


Few people even have any idea of the huge amount of raw sewage that is routinely being poured into the ocean between Vancouver Island and the mainland, from the capital City of Victoria and likely from every city, town, village, and collection of residences and acreages along the entire coastline. The shellfish have been poisonous on the East side of the Island for so many years the Shellfish Poison Warning signs are faded. Just a few weeks ago a new warning went out about dangerous shellfish somewhere near Deep Bay/Qualicum Beach. A month ago or so, roe harvested from herring… Read more »

gary dube

Excellent Del, I have often wondered how the west coast deals with some of their raw sewage issues, they don’t.
It’s kind of ironic that some of us first heard that Montreal and Quebec city dump raw sewage in the Saint Lawrence about the same time that they were stopping the Energy East Pipeline. Hypocrisy knows no bounds


The massive immigration that Trudeau is letting in is disastrous. We DONT HAVE the infrastructure across Canada to cope with the current new immigrants that came in the last 2 years and forget about bringing new immigrants. This is a prime example that shows that the infrastructure is not there. And it is a basic requirement to treat sewage in order not to pollute the waters. Sohi at the HoC only talks about some bus system in the East Coast when discussing infrastructure. He needs a lesson in infrastructure. In Toronto, the average person who goes to work drives 3… Read more »

Colin Henderson

Victoria discharges all of its sewage into the ocen.

Vancouver is the biggest coal expaort port in Northh America.

BC’s number one export is coal.

Brian Dougan

Trucks? They’re tearing up the roads in BC. The roads and highways in BC–generally speaking–are a disgrace. Potholes; ruts; crumbling pavement; manhole covers not level with the pavement. (Sorry Trudope; I meant “peoplehole” covers.) The white and yellow lines have faded…almost non-existent. The signage is far too small. Driving at night? In the rain? Total darkness. Poor to no lighting. Can’t see any guiding lines. I investigated why the highway lane dividing lines are in such poor condition. The answer: The BC government uses a “plant friendly” paint. Forget our safety…Gotta worry about the roadside weeds. The paint must be… Read more »

Pete Black

The West to East pipeline (already existing as nat gas line) was killed by Wynne and the Quebecers because of spill risks. Look who is also spilling sewage into the St Lawrence #3 QUEBEC. The hypocracy and lack of environmental leadership and wisdom is killing our country.
We can refine our own crude, earn the value added, sell our products at RETAIL and add thousands of maritimer jobs. What is wrong with the brains of our politicians.
The WE pipeline is already in the ground. Refineries in Canada and the maritimes can do the job.

Tommy Hawk

Just more proof that being an NDP (Liberal junior) and/or a Liberal that most of what comes out of their collective mouths (with few exceptions) is nothing more than political drivel – – plain and simple.

There is no substance to either group and the fact that they can get elected at all does not reflect well on the rest of Canadians who have not bought into their policies.

Individually, either party is dangerous — but, together, they are more dangerous than the black plague.

Philip Frizzell

In supposedly good conscience our government spends millions of dollars appeasing countries that are our enemies and paying several terrorsist 10 million. Mean while raw sewage still flows into our own waters from our cities and towns. Hospitals are not funded properly and overall we are losing our status as a great nation due to our governments wasteful spending and deficits. Wake up dummy government lets solve the problems at home before we tackle the worlds problems. It’s my belief that most Canadas raw sewage starts and flows from the parliament buildings in Ottawa.

Bob Fry

Premier John Horgan press conference after the meeting, held firm his conviction that the Provincial government has the legal right to decide for Canada what does and doesn’t go through their province, or on their Ocean. The Federal Constitution Section 19 10 states that no one province shall prohibit another province from getting their goods to market. If the courts or the citizens of B.C. decide that they don’t want the KM twinning to be built. And if our Federal Government allows this to take place and this project will be cancelled. This would set a precedent for future disputes.… Read more »