I sympathize with the plight of Syrian refugees, particularly the women and children. I also believe that there should be adequate screening.
The natural inclination of Canadians to help those in need, demonstrated many times in our history, surely demands that we significantly increase our efforts to screen and then accommodate them in our society.
What I cannot understand is how politicians can use this tragedy for the meanest political purpose.
Shame on you, Ms. Watts
Judith McLean, White Rock
Low road of political manipulation
I received a flyer placed in my mailbox from Dianne Watts recently and found it very troubling.
I quote: “We will fight jihadist terrorists at home and abroad.”
It is obvious this fear-mongering strategy has been adopted by the Conservative party – perhaps under the influence of the consulting Australian “Dark Arts Master” Lynton Crosby – and unsurprisingly accepted by Watts.
I suspect we will see/hear more fear-promoting activity in the future from the Conservative party.
Hopefully we will not accept the low road of political manipulation offered by the Conservative party.
Robert Winston, Surrey
Tone costs a vote
Shame on you, Dianne Watts, for allowing your picture to adorn the flip side of the flyer that arrived in my mailbox recently.
Is this your platform, to convince me that I should not feel secure in my bedroom?
The tone of this flyer means I will definitely not vote Conservative on Oct. 19.
Karen Peplow, White Rock