Political ethics in short supply

True democracy requires informed people who vote. Be a big part of it on May 14 and vote wisely

Articles in the local news media have indicated some of the ill-manners expressed by the B.C. Liberals regarding their campaign strategies.

We all know how vulgar and mean some parties can get, with their win-at-all-cost attitudes. Use of smear tactics and the wooing of ethnic groups by the Liberals with the use of public money, is totally unacceptable, and beyond the unthinkable. When they got caught the apologies came quick and often, but were as ethically proper as handing out used serviettes to your dinner guests. How much further down the pipe will they go to try to stay in power?

This whole ordeal under the Liberal government, in essence, has told British Columbians that we are not respectable, trustworthy, educated people and can be taken advantage of for political gains. This happens too often and in too many places around this world. As far as we are concerned, the buck stops here and now, in B.C. This kind of foul behaviour is no example to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

For many of us, the B.C. Liberals no longer have credibility to be in the legislature. I again remind voters, and especially non-voters, that this is the most opportune election to change the political environment for the betterment of all British Columbians.

True democracy requires informed people who vote. Be a big part of it on May 14 and vote wisely.

James Demetrick

 

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