Common Sense uncommon in Courtenay

Dear editor,

Re: Common Sense group controls Courtenay council.

The letters about Maple Pool are pouring in. Time for a history lesson, folks.

In 2011, the Common Sense group contested many local elections in the Valley. In Courtenay, candidates they endorsed won five places on council.

Their major platform item — be careful with citizen tax money.

Imagine my shock when I read that these conservative politicians have already spent $121,235 of tax dollars on a legal challenge to the Maple Pool Campground.

And poor Dick Clancy, trying to squeeze and pry some information about this whole spending spree from the Common Sense-controlled council.

Why is it that conservative politicians, once elected, play with tax money, e.g. legal challenges, Senate spending, advertising on TV and try to make sure citizens don’t get too much information about spending?

Obviously, Common Sense isn’t very common in Courtenay.

Cliff Boldt,


Editor's note: To clarify, not all Courtenay council candidates running two years ago and endorsed by Common Sense sought to be endorsed.


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