To the editor,
When our newly minted MLA, Adam Walker, opportunistically chose to change career paths and become a provincial politician, he in effect broke an unwritten contract. When he asked the people to have him represent us, as a Qualicum Beach councillor, we supported his bid and expected he would represent our town for the full four-year term.
The town is now facing substantial expense to hold a byelection caused by his resignation, a cost that we should not have to bear. In the interim another councillor has taken several months’ leave, further exacerbating the situation.
I have no doubt Walker will be a good representative at the provincial level but feel strongly, given his new-found income, that he or the provincial government, having accepted his nomination, should compensate the town for all expenses incurred replacing him.
Jim and Brooke Bergot, Qualicum Beach
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