LETTER: Lonely for a leader

I am embarrassed to admit that the honourable Mr. Anders has three times been elected in the Alberta constituency in which I used to live.

On December 5, I was reading of the death of Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) and listening to interviews on CBC radio.

In my continuing search for leaders, I was reminded of the honourable member of Parliament Rob Anders, who referred to Mr. Mandela as a “terrorist”.

I am embarrassed to admit that the honourable Mr. Anders has three times been elected in the Alberta constituency in which I used to live.

During my time there, I never met anyone who voted for the honourable Mr. Anders — I must travel in the wrong crowd.  I am still looking for a leader who will address the real long-term issues that affect the whole planet — not the quick fix “money in the pot now” approach that we currently see.

The times are changing and we need a leader for the times.  I am looking for a long-term relationship; but don’t want to search online — this isn’t a short-term fling.

 

Ron Robinson

Just Posted

EDITORIAL: Federal NDP challenges evident on Kootenay campaign trip

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh tours the Kootenays in support of local MPs, proportional representation

Columbia Basin Trust announces grant for technology upgrades

The deadline for organizations to apply is Dec. 17

Leafs fall to Braves, Twitter fight breaks out

Nelson gave up two goals in the third en route to a 4-2 loss

Police receive phone calls about suspicious person soliciting door to door

Police received 50 calls for assistance from November 13 to November 20.

Cardiac arrest survivor saved by passerby

People who know CPR can now register with a new phone app to notify them of nearby emergencies

VIDEO: Two officers of B.C. Legislature escorted out amid investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Shirtless stranger loomed over couch and started stabbing, bloody B.C. murder trial hears

Colin John pleads not guilty as trial opens in 2016 Chemainus murder case

Late 2019 too long to wait for ridesharing: B.C. Conservatives

“While the rest of the world is embracing this transportation revolution, B.C. is only now staggering slowly toward legislation on a business model that’s been mainstreamed for over a decade in other jurisdictions.”

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

ICBC warns shoppers of the high-accident season at mall parking lots

Over 150,000 accidents happened during the holiday season last year

No deal in sight: Canada Post warns of delivery delays into January

Union holds fifth week of rotating strikes as both sides remain apart on contract negotiations

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

Jason Aldean, Old Dominion to headline Merritt’s Rockin’ River concerts next summer

Four-day music festival at Coldwater River from Aug. 1 to 4

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

Most Read