In Friday’s edition of the Yukon News, (Peeling Back the Layers), reporter John Thompson gives Darrell Pasloski’s explanation for why the Yukon government did not hold public consultation about the final Peel plan as intended.
He writes, “to this, Pasloski passes the blame to the Peel planners. They completed their final plan nearly a month late, he said.”
Pasloski is misinformed.
In January, the governments overseeing the Peel Watershed regional plan agreed among themselves on a timetable that envisioned the final recommended plan being submitted at the end of June.
This agreement was made without consulting the Peel Watershed planning commission regarding its access to planning staff and budgets. Because of limits to both, a work plan for the commission was agreed to by all parties that set a final submission date for the end of July.
The commission met this deadline handily - it was not late by any measure.
David Loeks, chairman
Peel Watershed planning commission