Letters

NDP misguided over poverty

To the Editor,

A British Columbia NDP MLA quotes, “B.C. has had the highest rate of child poverty in Canada for more than a decade.” How so?

In 2007, both B.C. and Manitoba were tied at 18.8 per cent.  Manitoba had the highest rates in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012.  Manitoba does have an NDP provincial government.

Also during the years of 1992 to 2000, B.C. was governed by the B.C. NDP, and the child poverty rate was never below 20 per cent.

These NDP MLAs receive a taxpayer funded salary of $101,859 per year, and at that kind of salary, one would think they would at least do some research on the topic before making propaganda  comments.

Joe Sawchuk,

Duncan

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

RDCK backs alternative recycling program
 
MLAs shake fingers in quake exercise
 
Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training
Debate night in Castlegar
 
SHSS students perform Les Miserables
 
Wigwam purchase by The Nature Trust
Elkford Mayor honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medal
 
CAC acquires snowmobile from Yamaha
 
Terrace, Thornhill amalgamation issue raised