(the accomplishments of a man who used his art to defend his rights & won)
We’re encouraged by our governments to accept their current outrages against the their constituencies & the environment as “inevitable progress.”
They are not.
Artist Peter von Tiesenhausen story (2004) is a beacon on a hill that Canadian governments would like to erase & have us forget. They’d like us to stand by.
But we might remember to stand up.
*Walter Neufeld was born and raised in Abbotsford. He manages a development company operating in BC and in Alberta. Walter has been a critic of the provincial government’s dysfunctional Mines Act for about 12 years. Neufeld is the president of the Fraser Valley Regional District Citizens Association (FVRDCA). Most recently, he’s critiqued both Honourable Randy Hawes and the gravel industries Aggregate Pilot Project which he believes to be a harmful private production document .