We did vote with our heads

I am sure that the majority of our electorate do vote with their heart in supporting the NDP and its platforms.

Re: Editorial in the May 15 edition of the Nelson Star Right On Cue.

I am sure that the majority of our electorate do vote with their heart in supporting the NDP and its platforms.

Maybe we don’t support the Liberals because we have long memories, it has nothing to do with love or hate.

We remember how the Liberals under Gordon Campbell turned our first-class hospital into a first-aid post-because Trail was more central. Give me a break.

We remember how the Liberals have taken funding away from our mentally handicapped with the reason being they will learn to live on their own in the community.

We remember the fiasco with the sale of BC Rail to the CNR, and how two deputies took the “fall” and it was all swept under the carpet.

We remember the selling of our water to private enterprise for the development of private hydro projects, which we will in the future have to buy back from our so-called American friends.

We remember the pipe-lines that we have and others on the drawing boards to be built ignoring the opposition by the BC citizens and the environment

We remember the Jumbo Resort being rammed down our throats in spite of opposition by the citizens of this area.

We remember the government, in the cancelling of legal contracts of its own workers, show it was okay for employers to declare war on their workers and unions.

We remember the new buzz word of “replacement workers” taking the place of employees exercising their right to negotiate with their employer. In my book, a scab is a scab is a scab.

We remember all the jobs that Liberals have created for the Americans and the Chinese governments by the exporting of raw logs and allowing mining companies to import Chinese miners.

Just maybe if some of these ills and/or decisions are reversed we might consider voting other than NDP.

Chuck Clarkson

Nelson

 

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