Time to take a stand

Isn’t it time we stood up for our rights and freedoms and got behind our political watchdogs?

This is the first time I have written a letter to the editor but it may not be my last. It seems politicians all over our great country are out of control and rubbing our noses in it.

I’m appalled that the senators are now getting a pay raise — some of them don’t even know where they live. While they didn’t know which home they were living in, they put in big expense accounts to be paid by us, the taxpayers. I call that fraud.

We as Canadians are known worldwide for our apathy. Isn’t it time we let them know what we think and how we feel? Isn’t it time we stood up for our rights and freedoms and got behind our political watchdogs?

Kudos to Mr. Thorsteinson for standing up to Fortis. While we’re at it, perhaps we should let the oil companies know we’re fed up with their unwarranted gas hikes too and start picketing the gas stations. It has to start somewhere — why not here? Why not now?

Yvonne Plewis

 

Penticton