Don’t get lost on ideology

The looming municipal elections are very distorted by the fact that historically only some 30 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot.

Dear editor,

The looming municipal elections are very distorted by the fact that historically only some 30 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot.

This lack of voter concern bodes well for the left-leaning mayor/councilor, but reduces support for the relatively unknown

or those who choose being in the centre or right and who might have invaluable business experience.

A proficient council should consist of a broad spectrum of individual expertise. The previous council on one occasion wanted

to spend funding on a questionable expenditure and that was why one councillor got up and bravely walked out of a meeting.

Please remember what the great Ralph Klein said, “We don’t have a earning problem, we have a spending problem.”

My choice for mayor is Larry Jangula for reasons as outlined.

My choices for council are incumbents Jon Ambler and Manny Theos, past mayor now running for council Starr Winchester and new candidates Marcus Felgenhauer, Dave Smith and Bill Anglin.

This group would consist of a varied expertise, who are all approachable and willing to evaluate your concerns.

A successful council must be run in a businesslike fashion. Also remember that council represents us; they don’t own us.

The beauty of a democracy is that you can vote for anyone you so desire, but please don’t get lost on an ideology.

Boyd Lundquist,

Courtenay

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