Open letter to Jim Taggart, Yukon Conservation Society:
If you do not approve of the way mining companies are allowed to do business in the Yukon then please allow me to make the following suggestions to you.
1. Run for office during the next territorial and or federal election on a platform to reform the Yukon mining laws.
2. Live in an area where there is no mining industry.
3. Live in an area where people don’t use things that come from a mined resource.
As a Yukon Conservation Society member and employee, your paycheck and livelihood are just as dependent on the Yukon mining industry as mine is, Taggart, for, if it were not for all the supposed wrongs being committed by mining companies operating in the Yukon, the Yukon Conservation Society would have no reason to exist. And that means that you, Taggart, would have to find a way to make an income by criticizing another industry, which you, as a consumer of the Earth’s resources, are totally dependent upon.
How about using newspapers and print media, such as the Yukon News, for example, which are made from trees, of course, to attack the Canadian pulp and paper industry?