LETTER: Things to consider before voting

Reader Bob Abrahams lists his reasons not to vote Conservative.

Before voting in this upcoming election, consider this: the Harper Conservative government has withdrawn $36 billion in transfer payments to the provinces to manage our universal public health care program, it has cut transfers for education and social welfare, it has passed laws against labour unions, it has removed many environmental protection laws, it has put our country into war, it has increased government spying on its own citizens, it has restricted the workers’ right to strike and has initiated back-to-work legislation on many occasions, it has sacrificed our sovereignty by negotiating free trade deals such as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership.

If this is the type of government you want, vote Conservative. Otherwise, think about changing how our country is being run.

Bob Abrahams

Nelson