The parties, the election, the public’s concerns

Hopefully Adrian Dix is smart enough and tough enough to run an efficient and ethical government.

Many British Columbians are apprehensive –and some are scared to death – about the possibility of Adrian Dix becoming premier. The B.C. Liberals created such a tsunami of disgust and distrust, the NDP should have been able to surf into power without making any expensive promises.

Premier Christy Clark claims to be the champion of free-enterpriser so she must believes in the value of real competition. A credible alternative for the privilege of governing B.C. is necessary to prevent the onset of complacency, incompetence and corruption. The record of the B.C. Liberals’12-years of rule proves the point. Even Christy Clark cannot rewrite history by simply distorting the facts and figures.

If the NDP is elected and then betrays the voters’ trust by mismanaging the province’s finances, British Columbians will send Mister Dix’s party back to the opposition benches in the next election. Hopefully Adrian Dix is smart enough and tough enough to run an efficient and ethical government.


Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

Never run a red light


I feel I must comment on the admission by our premier, Christy Clark, that she ran a red light and because it was only 5 or 5:30 a.m. it was not that big of a deal.

Several years ago I was driving home at about 1 a.m. I approached an intersection and had the right of way.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw a car speeding to the intersection on my left side. This car ran the red light. I had enough time to apply the brakes so that the impact was taken on the driver’s side front fender and we, his car and mine, took out only a lamp post and not my life. I was not at all impressed as he destroyed my first brand new car and injured my knee.

It does not matter what time you run a red light it is never the right thing to do. It is a demonstration of poor judgement and lack of regard for the safety of others in my opinion.


Marg Beddis, Surrey


Parties need to listen


I’m a 30-year-old single mom of a four-month-old daughter. I am speaking out because I believe a lot of people need to vote out the B.C. Liberals this year.

Single parents and low-income families depend on their child tax credit to help them get by and after watching the TV debate, I am disgusted that their idea of helping is using the money as an RESP. Well, newsflash people, that doesn’t help us now. People need that to help with things they need for their kids.

I am on maternity leave right now so I definitely depend on that to help support my daughter. So many people don’t vote because they don’t understand.

What people don’t realize is that the wrong party will be voted in if people don’t take time to listen and learn to what is goin on.

I will be voting for the right party this year and I hope that people vote this time around be cause we need to make changes that work, not take away.


Kim Ramsay

Stop pestering voters


I have a modest proposal for the candidates in my riding: Please put me on your do-not-call list, and I will add you to the short list of people for whom I will vote.

You get one phone call, during which I will ask to be added to your do not call list.

If you call again, I promise that I will not vote for you.

Because, let’s face it, if you can’t manage a simple do-not-call list, how can I trust you to manage the province?


Gladys We

Surrey North Delta Leader

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