So Liberal candidate Todd Stone is afraid of the NDP being elected next May and believes the party was responsible for the ’90s recession (Stone Raises Spectre Of NDP’s Last Reign, The Daily News, Oct. 23).
Well, fortunately the polls would indicate that there are a lot more people really afraid of the B.C. Liberals getting re-elected. Do you suppose it was Gordon Campbell’s scorched-earth policy, when thousands of British Columbians lost their jobs through layoffs and privatization?
Or maybe it was the closure of courthouses, seniors’ homes and hospitals?
Perhaps it was his holiday in Hawaii after all the hard work he had done. I think it was the privatization of over 200 rivers and streams for run-of-river projects for BC Hydro, places where the public used to fish and camp but no longer can. Could it be the HST — yikes, talk about tax-and-spend. Anyway, there are just too many reasons — eject this bunch.
Mr. Stone should have been in Kamloops during the 1980s. Juniper Ridge looked like a bombed-out area, with only basements visible for new homes that were never built.
The economy was at a standstill with many people leaving the province in droves to look for work, not to mention many in bankruptcy. So I guess we will have to blame that mess on the coalition government of the day, Bill Bennett’s Socreds. There were a lot of shenanigans going on as well when they were in power.
Then along came 2008 and another coalition government called the Liberals and we have another recession.
We now have a bunch of right-wingers with fancy tricks and fibs from Alberta coming to help the poor incumbents in B.C. in the next election. That ought to be a good one.