Letters

MP Moore should meet his neighbours

The Editor,

Re. “Moore is sorry for ‘insensitive’ comment” (The Tri-City News, Dec. 18)

“Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so,” said local MP James Moore.

Mr. Moore needs to come home more often and connect with his neighbours — constituents — most of whom work hard and struggle daily to feed their families.

A. Williams, Port Coquitlam

 

 

APPALLED, NOT SURPRISED

The Editor,

I am appalled at the comments by Tri-Cities MP James Moore with respect to child poverty. I am not surprised, though, as the policies of the government of which he is a member have been designed to further the interests of the 1%.

Seen in that light, his comment — “We’ve never been wealthier as a country than we are right now. Never been wealthier” — makes sense, since the rich have been getting wealthier, albeit at the expense of the poor and the middle class.

This is happening by allowing our economy to be changed from a manufacturing to a service economy with accompanying low wages. I would bet that the so-called lower joblessness across Canada consisted of low-paying, part-time or short-term jobs.

Mr. Moore’s further comment about the definition of poverty shows how out of touch with reality he is.

 

M. Guenther, Port Coquitlam

 

 

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