LETTER: Watts will fit in with Conservatives

The Editor,

Re: "Mayor Watts wants MP’s job," the Now, Sept. 23.

Who is Dianne Watts trying to kid? In my opinion, Russ Hiebert was ordered to vacate his seat for her and will be rewarded with a patronage job elsewhere by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

In my opinion. The fix was in long ago when she flip-flopped on the proposed casino in South Surrey. Perhaps she realized this would upset the elites in her new federal riding (White Rock/South Surrey), so she quickly reversed her support for the casino.

The past elections have demonstrated that a poodle could win in her new federal riding, as long as it ran under the Conservative Party banner.

In my opinion, Watts has always been another pro-development mayor, and as for her claim to be a fiscal conservative – don’t make me laugh.

My property taxes have risen over 33 per cent since she became the mayor of Surrey. She pushed for the new city hall we did not need, a 20-year contract for the RCMP (a police force that runs itself and is not controlled by the City of Surrey) and an expensive new wasterecycling system we did not need. And now it appears she wants to champion a half-billion-dollar rail track relocation for her friends along the beaches of White Rock and South Surrey. Where do you think that money will come from?

Oh, and don’t forget all the trips around the world. In my opinion, Watts will fit right in with all the other Conservatives feeding richly at the taxpayers’ expense.

A. Rose

South Surrey

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