LETTER: Let’s take back control of our future

We have elected a government to run the affairs of state that would be in the best interest of the people.

I have been listening to radio comments regarding our provincial government’s approval of the site C dam project. There are several thoughts running through my mind:

1) We have elected a government to run the affairs of state that would be in the best interest of the people.

2) We have elected a government to lead us in to a future that includes the effects of climate change.

3) As tax payers, the people of British Columbia will be paying for the governments legal expenses as they deal with the many submissions to stop the project.

Those submissions come from the people, who do not have access to their own tax dollars for the same related legal expenses.  Maybe I just don’t get it; but there seems to be something very wrong with this picture.  We did indeed elect/hire a government to lead us in to the future. Our future, however, includes dealing with food sovereignty, development of alternate green energy sources  and a serious reduction of green house gases.

Currently, the words from our elected leaders are very “old school” and come from another era.  My wish from Santa this year is that the people will collectively be able to elect/hire leaders who are capable of doing just that — both at the provincial and federal level.  Please Santa, help us take back control of our future.

Ron Robinson

Nelson

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