JAN. 30 LETTER: Anger at Slater and provincial Liberals

John Slater no longer has the B.C. Liberal party’s support and he won’t be running as an independent after all.

Editor:

John Slater no longer has the B.C. Liberal party’s support and he won’t be running as an independent after all.

After years of frustration with the governing Liberals, we might be inclined to support a truly independent candidate but Mr. Slater would not be that person even if he were running.

It is time to demand accountability from our MLAs. Where was our MLA when it counted?

We have to remember the following BC Liberal disgraces and ask, why didn’t we hear a word of dissention from any Liberal MLAs, Slater included?

The HST fiasco, the BC Rail scandal, mismanagement of MLA expense accounts, no oversight of ICBC ($26 million in severance for 250 unnecessary management jobs), poor oversight of BC Ferries, legislation forcing the wireless smart meter program on BC Hydro customers, MSP premiums directed to general revenue instead of health care, sweet deals and uncontrolled spending at BC Housing, run-of-river hydro projects driving up electricity costs, seemingly firing a competent auditor general for exposing Liberal dirty secrets.

This is just some of what we know.

Isn’t it ironic now, that Mr. Slater is getting the boot by the BC Liberals? Wasn’t former nominee Joe Cardoso – chosen by party members – unceremoniously dumped and replaced by Mr. Slater before the last election? You know what they say about karma …

Sincerely,

Paul McCavour and Julie Turner, Osoyoos, B.C.