The Writer`s story is so full of wishful embellishments and lies, perhaps his next articles should be moved to the funny pages!
There are many misleading statements made by this nutcase, but this one shines likes a diamond in the rough..
"The same protest groups have tried to stop the development of Taseko Mines' Prosperity mine project, a $1-billion undertaking to exploit the rich gold and copper resource near Williams Lake. The company has invested an additional $300 million to answer environmental concerns, but the response by the Tsilhquot'in First Nation was to illegally obstruct the company from performing necessary work and to launch court action. The Prosperity Mine would increase employment by 71,000 jobs, provide billions of dollars in revenue to the federal and provincial governments and add $11 billion to gross domestic product. The band and the environmental groups have offered no alternative economic or employment opportunities."
Mr. Harvey Enchin, could you and your corporate bosses please expand on that jobs figure, because as far as I know Tesako stated that the Prosperity mine would employ about 300 employees, with about the same in spin-off jobs....However the environmental damage would be extreme, that`s why the Federal Environmental assessment rejected the project, the Fraser river watershed and salmon/fish survival is far more important.
Harvey Enchin, you are a bold-faced liar, your editors or either sleeping or don`t give a rat`s ass about the truth, deliberate lies are getting to be synonymous at the Vancouver Sun!
Harvey Enchin, perhaps you should have included this proviso...You know, the one that comes with company future forecasts, ....Here is that proviso..Below is the warning from the Tesako press release, Harvey Enchin literally copied word for word from this release, the below proviso is on the bottom of Tesako`s press release, yet Harvey left it out and other pertinent details and distorted the entire press release....Quality journalism for sure Harvey(insert laughter here)!
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These included but are not limited to:
For further information on Taseko, investors should review the Company's annual Form 40-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission www.sec.com and home jurisdiction filings that are available at www.sedar.com.
- uncertainties and costs related to the Company's exploration and development activities, such as those associated with continuity of mineralization or determining whether mineral resources or reserves exist on a property;
- uncertainties related to the accuracy of our estimates of mineral reserves, mineral resources, production rates and timing of production, future production and future cash and total costs of production and milling;
- uncertainties related to feasibility studies that provide estimates of expected or anticipated costs, expenditures and economic returns from a mining project;
- uncertainties related to our ability to complete the mill upgrade on time estimated and at the scheduled cost;
- uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary licenses permits for development projects and project delays due to third party opposition;
- uncertainties related to unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings;
- changes in, and the effects of, the laws, regulations and government policies affecting our exploration and development activities and mining operations, particularly laws, regulations and policies;
- changes in general economic conditions, the financial markets and in the demand and market price for copper, gold and other minerals and commodities, such as diesel fuel, steel, concrete, electricity and other forms of energy, mining equipment, and fluctuations in exchange rates, particularly with respect to the value of the U.S. dollar and Canadian dollar, and the continued availability of capital and financing;
- the effects of forward selling instruments to protect against fluctuations in copper prices and exchange rate movements and the risks of counterparty defaults, and mark to market risk;
- the risk of inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance to cover mining risks;
- the risk of loss of key employees; the risk of changes in accounting policies and methods we use to report our financial condition, including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates;
- environmental issues and liabilities associated with mining including processing and stock piling ore; and
- labour strikes, work stoppages, or other interruptions to, or difficulties in, the employment of labour in markets in which we operate mines, or environmental hazards, industrial accidents or other events or occurrences, including third party interference that interrupt the production of minerals in our mines.
You also failed to include this from the press release..
"starting with the 2013 construction phase and ending with the anticipated 2036 closure of the mine."
Now what about that retraction Harvey?....Let me be blunt, you Harvey deliberately failed to include the proviso that...That the numbers you used are a company outlook forecast going to the year 2036...Yet you implied this was the here and now date, you implied that 71,000 jobs would be created if that mine opened tomorrow, you Harvey Enchin copied word for word the Tesako company forecast, yet you left out that these numbers are cumulative over 27 years, even the company Tesako included the cumulative time-line and proviso, you did no such thing, a first year journalism student knows better than that, for shame Vancouver Sun!
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