Kept public in the dark

Today I was fascinated by a statement made by Trio’s marketing co-ordinator Roger Hulstein in September, and printed in the Penticton Western News.

“The lack of public information on their proposal, despite having been under discussion for more than a year was due to a non-disclosure agreement signed with the City. The document said we would work with the City of Penticton and develop a plan for Skaha Lake Marina as well as the surrounding area. The NDA was in effect until there was factual information on the project and all details of the proposal were completed. We agreed we would not inform the public of speculative information until all the agreements were in place.”

In other words, the public was kept in the dark until it was a done deal. Then it would be too late to do anything else, regardless of public opinion.

We will see about that!

Brad Houston

Penticton