Government already takes too much time to create laws

Dear editor,

Your guest editorial from The Langley Times (Feb. 19) says government should move more slowly in creating new assisted-dying law. As if it were possible for our lawmakers to move more slowly than they already do.

A year is plenty enough time. Whole wars have been fought in less than a year. Babies are conceived and born in  less than a year.

There are successful working models in other countries that can be adopted and adapted. Pick one, tweak it, discuss it within a set time frame, vote on the options by referendum, and shazam, it’s done.

The fact it’s an election year is irrelevant. We pay people to work, we don’t pay them to campaign.

Telling government to take its time is like suggesting a glacier might want to slow it down a little.

J. Cates



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