I have always been a fan of free enterprise. It makes more sense to me that industry, manufacturing and business will keep our province moving ahead and will provide employment and funding for programs like education, health and other social issues.
The NDP’s ‘tax and spend’ philosophy worries me greatly.
This past week, Adrian Dix announced that he would immediately infuse $372 million into education, including $265 million to hire new teachers, counsellors, education assistants, librarians and up to 1,000 specialized classroom assistants.
He would spend $100 million to reduce fees at daycare facilities by 20 per cent and would spend $300 million on the Early Years Innovation Fund, whatever that is.
CTV’s Rob Brown tried to get him to explain this program, but he refused to do so. That $772 million will come right out of our back pockets, folks. Tax and spend.
Our province came alive again after the 1990’s when once again it provided an atmosphere for new business and investment and big industry, like mining, took off.
How refreshing it is to drive around B.C. and see so many people working and infrastructure getting the much needed upgrading that was so lacking for so long.
No political party is perfect and the Liberals have made mistakes, but as years go by, it’s so
easy to forget the shortcomings of the NDP in the 1990’s and how they brought this province to its knees, turning it into a have-not province for the first time.
Let us not forget the Bingogate scandal, the fast ferries fiasco, the fudge-it budget of the mid-90’s and Premier Glen Clark and his neighbour Dimitrios Pilarinos.
In a perfect world, an Independent MLA should be able to get things done in his/her community, but we know that even if the MLA belongs to the official opposition, it’s nigh on impossible for him to be heard in Victoria, let alone if he’s an Independent. That position casts him adrift even more and his community is left wanting.
Simpson is intelligent and well-spoken, but in my opinion, his voice falls on deaf ears in the Legislature.
I’m backing Coralee Oakes because she is intelligent, caring, has had years of experience on city council and as manager of the Chamber of Commerce and will work hard to promote free enterprise and
keep British Columbia vibrant.