Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair McGregor met with residents of Shawnigan Lake to explain the bill he introduced in the House of Commons last week.

The Bill would add Shawnigan Lake to the scheduled list of bodies of water that fall under the protection of the Navigation Protection Act.

McGregor says a number of lakes were removed from the Act during the Conservative Stephen Harper government….

Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley was also at the event to offer his support to the community which is waiting for the court to rule whether or not the permit issued to the company to dump contaminated soil on the site should be sent back to the Environmental Appeal Board for review….

Routley says another concern to him is the lack of enforcement at the site.He says, in forestry, for example, there have been so many layoffs there is no one left to enforce the rules and ensure compliance and without people doing that work things can run amok.