What will politicians do?

A letter writer has questions about about education, health care, deforestation, farming and bill c-51

Questions for all candidates in Delta/Surrey:

1). Canada has a huge land mass and enjoys large reserves of resources to share with a small population. Yet Canadian people are doing poorly with regard to the extent of care the government provides to its people. There should be no reason why Canadians can’t have free education to the highest level, high-quality health care and old age support, public transportation and other trappings of a prosperous nation. Instead, Canadian resources are enriching a handful of corporations, leaving the people impoverished.

What are you prepared to do?

2). The world’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Canada, in fact, has surpassed Brazil and become the global leader in deforestation. This must be reversed. We are cooking the planet and killing our future.

What are you prepared to do?

3). I believe Bill C-51 is a blow to freedom of speech and thought, and takes away citizens’ rights that should be unalienable. I believe a Canadian is more likely to be killed by a moose than by a terrorist. I believe we would not be targets of terrorism at all if our government stopped bombing far-off lands that have done nothing to harm Canada. Canada should not get militarily engaged as an aggressor using taxpayers’ money.

What are you prepared to do?

4). Canadian agriculture is being converted rapidly from family-owned organic farming, to mega-farms under corporate control. Canada is losing its food security and people are losing their right to save their seed. Canada should reverse this trend, repopulate the agricultural lands and reduce corporate farming with toxic fallout.

What are you prepared to do?

Tony Mitra, Delta

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