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Linda Reid has helped make Richmond a better place

Editor:

Regarding the story about Speaker Linda Reid’s paying for her husband’s travel expenses – I’d like to offer a broader context about Reid that often gets lost.

People should not forget all of the service she has given over the years to various Richmond service organizations who help families, youth, seniors, small businesses, cultural groups, etc.  I’m a long-time Richmond resident.  In my experience with several voluntary organizations in Richmond, Reid has always had an open door to listen and help us in Victoria. Her record of service to Richmond is impeccable.

In her new role as Speaker of the BC Legislature, she has maintained the decorum needed for that office in government.  The matter of spouses accompanying elected officials on official business is not a new issue.  With the recent media coverage about this, it appears that more transparency about this is needed – and Reid has made that commitment also.  Good on her.  It’s now time to move on.

Reid has helped make Richmond a better place for a long, long time.  And I thank her for that, and look forward to her continuing that service to our city.

Bruce Rozenhart

Richmond

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