Province letters to the editor for Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
Why is it that we — and particularly the media — appear to suppose that each individual operating for political workplace at the moment ought to have each previous indiscretion, no matter how trivial, publicly aired and mentioned as if it have been some mark they need to put on on their brow ceaselessly?
Who cares whether or not Wai Younger acquired a distracted driving ticket? A spousal abuse cost from eight years in the past that was by no means prosecuted or a failing-to-blow cost from 12 years in the past doesn’t make former Imaginative and prescient Vancouver mayoral candidate Ian Campbell incapable of doing job as mayor.
I don’t know both of those folks, however they’re human and must be judged on their capability to be mayor, not whether or not they had some previous points which might be unrelated to the job. Let’s give attention to their political positions and historical past and what have they carried out or suggest to do this makes them candidate?
Perry Coleman, Delta
So Vancouver mayoral candidate Wai Younger expects us to imagine that the ticket she acquired for distracted driving occurred as a result of a police officer mistook her compact for a cellular phone. She claims she was heading to a gathering and was powdering her nostril.
She clearly doesn’t perceive that placing in your make-up whereas driving is simply as silly as utilizing a cellphone. Folks like Younger are the issue. Individuals who learn or shave whereas driving are additionally not protected. Maybe Younger thinks she is privileged and that the legislation doesn’t apply to her.
Shawn Storey, Surrey
Pot money for psychological well being, dependancy
I discovered it very fascinating that the Union of B.C. Municipalities mentioned it desires 40 per cent of B.C.’s share of hashish income about the identical time a report got here out from the Canadian Federation of Impartial Enterprise exhibiting that spending by municipal authorities is lower than disciplined.
It’s my opinion, something lower than 100 per cent of the federal government income from hashish going towards psychological well being and dependancy companies is a chance misplaced.
Mike Maclean, Saanichton
On the one hand, consultants say that anybody even not directly related to the Canadian pot business may face points attempting to enter the U.S. Alternatively, we be taught that U.S. firms like Coca-Cola and Coors are wanting into partnering with hashish producers.
One thing clearly doesn’t jive.
Charles Leduc, Vancouver
Ethics ought to matter
Mark Bonokoski’s column — Ethics? What ethics? — highlights that the federal Liberals’ sense of entitlement is alive and properly.
The demonstrated lack of ethics by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Invoice Morneau and now Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc is completely unacceptable in a democracy.
Ought to the dearth of ethics by our highest-ranking elected federal authorities ministers be an election difficulty? I will surely hope so.
Steve Gunson, Abbotsford
Canadian dairy is finest
I don’t belief the American dairy business with their unregulated use of steroids and different practices to extend the dimensions of the steers, in addition to their unregulated use of medication on different cattle.
We now have system with out the subsidies paid to U.S. farmers by their federal authorities. We now have sufficient points with NAFTA discussions with out having our personal folks falling into the People home of playing cards.
Ron Glauser, Richmond
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