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Our governments increasingly working to benefit large corporations

Dear editor,

In the past week or so, constituents of Vancouver Island North received two infomercials from our MP, John Duncan.

The two-sheet delivered to my door Dec. 18 was entitled Standing up for Canadian Families. The script describes fitness initiatives, which are old and reused news such as the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit.

It should be pointed out that this Conservative Party of Canada did absolutely nothing to stop the replacement in October 2013 of 270 Canadian welders and pipefitters — most of whom were supporting families — at Husky Energy’s Sunrise Project site just north of Fort McMurray by temporary foreign workers who came from Mexico, Ireland, Italy and Portugal.

After the public reaction to the Royal Bank’s replacing Canadian workers fiasco earlier in the year, the subsequent so-called tightening of the rule changes to the temporary worker program done to help protect Canadian workers and their families was a mere smoke-and-mirrors show.

It appears more and more that our governments are not working for the betterment of Canada and Canadians as a whole; they are working a lot more for the benefit of large corporations.

Unlike the bad publicity received by the Royal Bank, the mainstream media was quite mute on this issue.

With door-to-door postal service ending in 2014, a lot of these infomercials/CPofC propaganda sheets will end up blowing in the wind near the new community mail box sites.

Dennis Flynn,

Courtenay

 

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