Businesses need MLA’s support

Dear editor,

It is election time again and four people running for office are asking for my support at the polls.

Dear editor,

It is election time again and four people running for office are asking for my support at the polls.

This will probably be the only time I will hear from them until the next election.

After listening to their platforms with careful consideration, I have determined who will not get my vote.

The Green Party has nothing to offer the business community, which is extremely important to the growth and future of the Comox Valley.

As well, the NDP is pro-union, anti-business, leading to no jobs, which leave an uncertain economic future for us and our children.

Then, there is Don McRae, a Liberal, whose favourite line is “nothing I can do about it.”

At the time he was a city councillor and a petition of over 200 constituents against the opening of Idiens Way came before council, he stated there was “nothing I can do about it,” the prevent the opening and put lives at risk.

When the HST was a hot-button issues, he would not listen to a group of people who came to his office. Instead of treating these taxpayers with respect, Don called them a “bunch of crazy grannies” and dismissed them.

Finally, Canada Post removed the sorting of mail from the Courtenay location and did our MLA fight to keep the jobs here? Was anything even protested by him to support these people and their families? Apparently not, after all there was “nothing he could do about it.”

It is my opinion that the Comox Valley deserves better, someone who will support and promote the business community, whether the businesses be small or large. It is time for a change and Diane Hoffmann will get my vote, this time.

Mary Smith,



Just Posted

Comox Valley firefighters assist with wildfire effort

Four Courtenay firefighters are in Fort St. James helping with the fight… Continue reading

Woman rescued from Stotan Falls calling for safety measures

3L Developments did not comment on immediate plans to add safety precautions

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

More than 22,000 blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this… Continue reading

Kiyoshi Kosky running for Courtenay City Council

I am Kiyoshi Kosky and am running in the upcoming Courtenay Municipal… Continue reading

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Farmers ponder impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

The nicotine-based pesticides scientists have linked to a rising number of honey bee deaths will be phased out of use in Canada over a three year period starting in 2021.

Most Read