I am aghast at Richard Leblanc, self-appointed lawbreaker, who feels that he and he alone can do what he wants, when he wants and to any extent that he wants with the “motive” of helping others.
It is my belief that the laws of this land were passed down by generations of people who had the welfare of their constituents at heart and, dare I say it, for the benefit of the community.
Mr. Leblanc, in his arrogance, believes he can flaunt the laws of Central Saanich. Why is this allowed? I guess because he can shout longer and louder than the lawmakers who have allowed him to operate what used to be a very profitable farm. This was intended as an experiment to assist the less fortunate, to rehabilitate them and help them become useful and contributing members of the community. In spite of his agreement to this when the property was purchased, he has yet to make a statement of the number of persons who have accomplished this task. Instead he would prefer to put up illegal structures on this property in numbers far in excess of those allowed and loudly state that he will not back down. Is he above the law?
It is my belief that I and others of the “silent” majority should begin to make ourselves heard and in a volume far louder than this man who should be shown that all good deeds can be made to happen without the necessity of self-aggrandizement and bullying.
This is a community of law-abiding people with a strong desire to help others less fortunate become useful and contributing members of their community. Mr. Leblanc has failed and deftly avoided showing that any have been helped, or that the efforts to date have produced anyone falling into that category.
Finally, why are these fertile acres used only for growing hay, not even something on which he and his flock can feed themselves and sell to self-support?