Column on Tories’ silence on crime seems unbalanced

Burnaby – The Editor, Re: "Tories’ silence on crime ironic, considering their roots," the Now, May 7. Tom Zytaruk’s column seems a bit unbalanced if we consider the quotes of both NDP and Conservative MPs.

 

Jinny Sims (a woman of unfathomable sanctimony) has the kidney to suggest that there isn’t enough federal money being spent on "gang violence" in Surrey.

 

Her comrade, Jasbir Sandhu, animates same with the suggestion that greater spending (of our money) is still needed.

 

And yet Zytaruk claims the NDP are only doing their job which is to stymie legislation concerning same, that may be put forward by the people’s government.

 

Now, I will concede that the various MPs were chosen by "we the people," which cannot be claimed by those on the Supreme Court of Canada and their lesser brothers and sisters sitting and tut-tutting the electorate and their elected representatives.

 

Meanwhile in that great republic to our south, they at least have some say on who shall sit on various panels throughout the state.

 

Larry Bennett, Burnaby

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