Letters strike a chord

Canadians can no longer trust their political leaders, or the majority of the members of parliament in Ottawa

My compliments to Paul McCavour and Julie Turner of Osoyoos in their letter, “Party politics a problem for province.” They have expressed quite cogently why Canadians can no longer trust their political leaders, or the majority of the members of parliament in Ottawa, or the members that sit in the legislature in B.C.

They waste our money; force us to contribute large sums towards pensions that most of the working people of B.C. could only wish for; and most importantly, do not stand up for the voters in their constituency. We need governments that are not afraid to pass laws regarding recall of members. We need governments that are not afraid of independent actuaries to oversee their (our) accounts. You are our servants just as much as any civil servant is.

I would also like to applaud Cody Young of Penticton, whose letter “Conservatives in name only” should convince anybody that reads it that we have elected a Conservative government in Ottawa that has cheated the people of Canada, now and in the future, by their regressive actions against our environment. By shutting out our scientists, by selling out our resources to foreign countries, by allowing the annihilation of our fisheries on both the west and east coasts of Canada, this government has, more than any other government before it, abrogated its right to govern. The people of Canada need to stand up against it.

Frank Martens

 

Summerland