Former British Columbia Premier Bill Vander Zalm was successful in rallying against the HST and has now decided to rally against something else entirely, chemtrails.
Vander Zalm sent a letter to every city council, municipal council and regional board across B.C. asking for a resolution to be passed that "no particulate matter for climate control be sprayed in the atmosphere above their jurisdiction without informed consent."
The District of Lantzville looked at Vander Zalm's request, dated Aug. 14, in a council meeting Monday night.
The chemtrails theory goes that government aircraft spray climate-altering substances at high altitudes for undisclosed purposes, leaving trails in the sky.
Governments have repeatedly denied the theory and scientists have said there is no evidence supporting it. Lantzville Mayor Jack De Jong said Vander Zalm's resolution probably won't be discussed in future council meetings, but council will acknowledge it was received. "Mr. Vander Zalm, in his letter, implies that there is some secret work in controlling climates. It's a bit bizarre to be honest with you," De Jong said.
"I think it's going a little far out without giving us some additional background or any additional evidence."
Vander Zalm recently sent Freedom of Information requests to the provincial and federal government asking for information on climate control programs.
He also requested the issue be presented at the upcoming Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Vancouver. He said he hasn't received a response or seen any resolutions go through yet.
"My success with the HST was wonderful but it also led people to come to me asking if I would look into this," Vander Zalm said.
"I started to look a little more closely myself and I became convinced, looking at the sky and reading up as much as I could on the Internet, that something out there is happening. I don't know what it is yet, but I'd like to find out."
Vander Zalm's letter to council on the chemtrail issue reads in part: "It may seem 'far-fetched' to some, but it's only recently that we found out a drone can see a human face on the ground, from 10,000 feet up, that the government can monitor every phone call we make and every email we send. .. ." De Jong said he supposes sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be true, but rarely.
"These are tough letters for council to handle," he said.
"If the information is there, let the (higher levels of) government release it."
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