Columnist’s views hardly impartial

Re: Political debate stuck in the 1970s, B.C. Views, March 31.

To the Editor,

Re: Political debate stuck in the 1970s, B.C. Views, March 31.

Your columnist, Tom Fletcher, enjoys employing 1970s analogies using Soviet-era economies and Cuban social policies when referring to either the NDP or the teachers’ union.

On the other hand, he trumpets the opinions of John Manly in explaining how taking care of the business establishment, with further tax breaks, will, of course, benefit us all in the end, and naturally, the blue chip stocks we all hold in our portfolios as well.

Perhaps Fletcher should also have revealed that Manly is president of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, hardly an impartial observer.

By the way, the chairman of that council, Gordon Nixon, is also president and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, and again, hardly the spokesperson I would choose to represent my interests.

Am I to assume that he represents Fletcher’s?

John LeGrow

Nanaimo

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