Editor, The Times:
As we slide through a rather interesting and challenging winter, our spring, should it choose to appear, holds a special event. We are privileged, as a thriving democracy, to be able to influence the direction that our provincial government will take over the next four years.
Our present government, the Christy Clark Conservatives, oops Liberals, is seeking a mandate to further advance corporate control over our province. With inspiration from the Fraser Institute, that bastion of big business, Christy would take us further down the road to private education and health care. After all wasn’t it the Clark con-liberals who spent millions over 14 years to fight the BC Teachers all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, only to be told by that court that she and her government need to respect legally binding contracts. What a colossal waste of public school and taxpayer money.
However if your goal is to partially or completely replace public school education with private education then Christy’s twisted logic makes sense for her and her party.
Health care is less clear as I have just heard the B.C. government has signed a bilateral health care deal with the Trudeau Liberals under the Canada Health Act.
The choice is pretty clear in this year’s provincial election. We have the pubic approach to governing of John Horgan and local candidate Barb Nederpel, of the NDP, or the corporate rule through Christy Clark and her so-called Liberals.
I certainly know which approach I prefer. You too should give this choice some serious thought come May. For pity’s sake, exercise your franchise and vote for your preference.