Lucky to have Mungall

Not many MLAs can boast that kind of success in representing their local issues on the provincial stage

As somebody interested in the politics of our province, I follow a number of elected officials through social media, which is where I learned of an editorial critical of the work of Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall (“Mungall still faces a test,” Star, May 17). I felt the need to respond to provide an outsider’s perspective.

Living in Burnaby, you’d think I would know an awful lot about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion since it, quite literally, goes right under my home. However, I’ve heard little about the issue from my outgoing MLA. On the other hand, I know all about the issue of Jumbo Glacier Resort and about agriculture issues and education issues that Ms. Mungall has raised. She’s doing a good enough job of raising the concerns for her community that I know all about it, way out here on the coast.

Not many MLAs can boast that kind of success in representing their local issues on the provincial stage, but Michelle has brought the issues of the Kootenays to the forefront of provincial politics.

That’s the kind of representation that you folks are lucky to have.

Sam Schechter

Burnaby

 

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