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,



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