Tourists won’t flock to oil-soaked B.C.

NANAIMO: Re: Future looks bright for B.C.’s tourism industry, Oct 27.

To the Editor,

Re: Future looks bright for B.C.’s tourism industry, Oct 27.

Thank you for pointing out that tourism and hospitality now surpass all resource-based industries, including forestry, mining, oil and gas extraction and agriculture.

The provincial government estimates that revenue from this sector will top $18 billion by 2016.

If we are to continue with this trend, we need to protect our natural assets, starting with our coastline.

I would think this fact alone should be enough to sway people to the side of those protesting Enbridge’s proposed pipelines.

Trish Mooney

Nanaimo

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