There is a lot of disturbing information circulating in the Comox Valley media concerning the recent closure of the Courtenay Legion for non-compliance of the membership conditions of their liquor licence.
The information we are hearing sounds like entrapment. While perhaps condoning police stings to catch criminals in certain instances, we do not consider it appropriate for civil servants to use such tactics against service clubs.
Due to an aging and hospitalized and dying membership, the clubs are finding it hard enough to survive.
As taxpayers, we think it makes more sense to enable these organizations to continue operations and keep providing needed funds to the community and the Provincial coffers.
Doug and Lin Oliver,
Editor’s note: Doug and Lin Oliver say they are proud Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 members.