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Email your concern to Minister Fassbender!

Create An Email Message Now! Subject: Victoria – correction of our classification to low risk Dear Hon. Mr. Fassbender: With regard to the CRD’s efforts to develop a wastewater treatment plan, are you aware that Justin Trudeau’s public criticisms have been that “There will be no net environmental benefit from this secondary treatment plant”, and that the CRD’s insistence to proceed with a plan is a “push of ideology over sound scientific evidence.” Given that the provincial and federal governments [...]

Correspondence with Minister McKenna

Click on links below to view documents: Reply from Minister McKenna 2016-10-13 (pdf) Reply to Minister McKenna 2017-01-09 (Word)

Open Letter to Government of Canada


Open Letter to Government of Canada Re Victoria Sewage Issue


Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada

Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P., Min. of Infrastructure

Hon. Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Min. of Environment and Climate Change

Hon. Hunter Tootoo, P.C., M.P., Min. of Fisheries and Oceans

Hon. Jim Carr, P.C., M.P., Min. of Natural Resources

Hon. Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Min. of Health

Hon. Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., Treasury Board President


Dear Ministers,


ARESST chair not giving up after electoral rejection

Frank Stanford CFAX November 20, 2014

The chair of ARESST says the group’s lobby against land-based sewage treatment has not ended with his failure to be elected mayor of View Royal on Saturday.

The man who was elected Mayor, David Screech, has said the outcome was a signal that the public has decided the debate over the need for sewage treatment is over..;.but Brian Burchill says he “does not interpret it that way”…

“The ARESST board is going to be [...]

ARESST response to GSA statement on sediment coliforms




The October 3rd media release(1) by Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA), TBuck Suzuki Foundation (TSF), and David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) presented misinformation suggesting that Victoria’s current system of natural marine treatment needs to be replaced.

In a subsequent October 4th CHEK TV news-cast(2), retired UVic microbiologist Dr. Ed Ishiguro presented informal test results that were neither scientifically peer-reviewed nor published.On the [...]

ARESST: “Victoria’s sewage does not pollute Washington shores”

Victoria’s sewage discharge does not pollute Washington shores, according to guest columnist Brian Burchill.

Brian Burchill Seattle Times 26 July 2014

WASHINGTON residents concerned about Victoria’s sewage discharge might take comfort in knowing that it’s a treatment system based on research by such august U.S. institutions as University of California, Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology, and the U.S. National Research Council.

The Seattle Times editorial board raised concern about the sewage discharge in a June 17 editorial.Washington Gov. Jay [...]


Jordan Bateman Canadian Taxpayers Federation July 16, 2014

Seaterra’s proposed Esquimalt bribe should leave Capital Regional District (CRD) taxpayers Seaterr-ified.

With the $788 million sewage treatment plan reeling like a bloodied prizefighter on his last legs, the CRD voted last week to send a letter to every Esquimalt property owner, offering to pay a portion of the community’s capital costs in return for allowing a massive sewage plant to be built at McLoughlin Point.

The Times Colonist reported that the [...]

Science backs validity of ocean discharge (Burchill)


Re: “CRD selected best possible sewage-treatment plan,” April 16.

The writers erred in suggesting that the sewage debate includes persons advocating no sewage treatment.

The Capital Regional District years ago selected the proven science of marine treatment via long ocean outfalls as the best option for Victoria. Based on CRD documentation, the province was convinced that the system would not pollute, but approved the system with the condition that the CRD monitor it and [...]

The Wastewater Issue – Science & politics at odds in Victoria

This video describes how politics threatens to defy common sense when it comes to the treatment and disposal of Victoria’s wastewater.





The Victoria Wastewater Issue – A Historical Perspective


Wastewater management practice within the Capital Regional District [CRD] is described in aLiquid Waste Management Plan [LWMP] which, once approved by the Minister of the Environment, becomes the legal framework within which operations are carried out. The CRD’s Core Area [Greater Victoria] is still operating within the conditions of an LWMP approved by Minister Joyce Murray on March 26, 2003, key features of which include a source control program, a program to reduce inflow and infiltration of rainwater to [...]