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Re: Get tough on fire starters

Postby bob vernon » Aug 19th, 2015, 5:50 pm

Nice manipulation by Christie. It doesn't cost a cent to say we should crack down good and hard and seize vehicles and fine them hundreds of thousands of dollars. But how many convictions could we expect? There's the burden of proof that is required and that will be very hard in most fires. All the words allowed Christie to gloss over the fact that she still hasn't moved enough on fuel mitigation around our urban areas. Fuel removal, green belts and water reservoirs are needed. Those cost money. But words are cheap.
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Re: Get tough on fire starters

Postby Geode » Sep 2nd, 2015, 12:34 pm

Such an approach would create an incentive for people who accidentally set fires to clam up, and get the hell out. Butt flickers, I agree. But as for intentionally set fires, adequate provisions exist in the Criminal Code.
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