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Sooke supports Langford’s Amazon HQ2 bid — 9 Comments

  1. Whether or not someone’s opinion of Langford’s bid to bring Amazon HQ2 to the south island is a worthy bid is, in my mind, inconsequential. Sooke was asked by a neighbour to support them in something they deem important and I presented the idea to Sooke Council on behalf of the Bid Committee.

    I like to think that there are benefits to reaching for something that you think might be out of reach because there is growth in the process.

  2. What a waste of time. Just proves that our Council is a joke going along with this ludicrous, pie in the sky BS. If they do not have anything better to do they (Council)should just stay home.

  3. I’m very sorry to hear this. It’s a fact that Jeff Bezos treats his employees terribly. The CEO of Amazon just stepped down over sexual harrassment charges. Bezos got $600 million US from the CIA to buy The Washington Post and he is now firing people there, taking away their pensions, overtime, health and other benefits. There is no room for Amazon in this area both geographically, transportation and infrastructure-wise as well as being part of an awful corporation. I can provide many articles if you want to back this up. The sexual harrassment charges, btw, came from the daughter of the great scifi writer Philip K. Dick, whose “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” was used as the basis for “Bladerunner” by Ridley Scott.

  4. The point of the bid is to show the international community that Sooke and Langford are open for business investment. The petty criticism is short sighted.