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  • Harvey
    February 02, 2012 - 08:37

    Mr. French, I would much rather believe the AG than you.

  • Maggy Carter
    February 01, 2012 - 08:46

    French says the AG is wrong - the Province does use a risk based approach to industrial inspections. But note the last paragraph of the story "French said there aren’t written guidelines to determine risk. It’s left to the experience of the inspectors." Sorry Mr. French but a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to environmental risk management doesn't cut the mustard. Your answer is the same kind as might have been expected from BP prior to the Macondo disaster. The whole point of guidelines, standards, protocols is that they must be written if they are to provide the public with the protections expected from their governments.

  • XXX
    February 01, 2012 - 07:14

    a possible cause of the 'problems' here, that the AG identifies, is that the AG will review a set of policies and guidelines, and then review the actions taken...if they do not match the stated goals of the guiding policies, etc, then its flagged as a potential problem, irregardless if there really is a danger or risk or if staff actually have everything under control...if the policies are not followed to the letter, its flagged. that may be a good thing, or it may not, depending on the situation.

  • shaneo
    February 01, 2012 - 07:12

    march 31st to april 1st is a long time to investigate... i can barely find enough hours in 1 day to do what i need and the same could be said for the telegrams editor...