Becoming clear that local politicians lied to get votes

Becoming clear that local politicians lied to get votes

Dear editor,

Since moving to the City of Courtenay and this incredibly beautiful Comox Valley, I have been an enthusiastic and regular voter in all the elections, including the city’s elections.

In this past city election most of my choices regarding who I would vote for were based on the candidates’ stated positions on the Maple Pool issue. Now I am wondering how many of them were lying through their teeth? Secrecy like this, which means no accountability, has no place in a democracy and it seems the only real reason, in spite of the ‘legal excuses’ for this is to hide behind their lies that got them elected in the first place. If city officials are wondering why so few people vote in local elections, this is why.  It seems that these people will say anything to get elected and then hide behind a secret vote  on the major issue of that election that got most of them elected. I will probably never vote in a local election again. I had hoped that it was possible to trust the local politicians at least, since they do have to live here and some have businesses here too. I was wrong. If you want my support, or my business, don’t lie to me. Trust? It’s gone.

Loraine Hudelson

Courtenay

 

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