Free enterprise supporters: Unite!
Reeling from the HST fiasco, the Port Mann Bridge ice-bomb debacle, and now Ethnic-gate, the B.C. Liberal party has imploded electorally and cannot defeat the NDP in the upcoming provincial election.
Let’s face it, they will be lucky to hold on to more than 10 seats throughout the province.
This means that unless free enterprise voters rally around an alternative party, we are going to have a disastrous return of the NDP to power in B.C.
We remember what that was like the last time: for example, the fast ferry boondoggle that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on defective ferries.
This time the new NDP leader, Adrian Dix, is keeping his cards close to his chest, i.e. hiding his real agenda for B.C. taxpayers and the economy.
But based on the history of previous NDP governments in B.C., we can be sure the economy will take a back burner to new job-killing taxes, deficit hikes and debt-piling.
The only hope now for free enterprise supporters and economic growth boosters to achieve a like-minded government is to support John Cummins and the Conservative Party of B.C.
Untainted by the Liberals’ recent scandals, the Conservative party stands a good chance of forming the next provincial government if we recognize the futility of voting Liberal this time around and begin now to rally behind the Conservatives.
I will be voting Conservative in the next election, and I respectfully urge all B.C. voters who don’t want the NDP back in power to do the same.
Kenneth Lawrence, Surrey
Caught at the cookie jar
The outrageous behaviour that took place in the B.C. premier’s office is almost old news. Premier Christy Clark has apologized; dismissed her deputy chief of staff; announced the repayment of misappropriated funds; and promised to adopt the recommendations of an internal government probe.
A recent photograph showing Clark’s beleaguered face says it all. Her office staff got caught with their hands in the taxpayers’ cookie jar and she was forced to confess. Somehow Premier Clark managed to avoid any direct responsibility, but countless British Columbians must suspect she had to wipe a few cookie crumbs off her face before appearing in front of the cameras.
Lloyd Atkins, Vernon