In defence of Tom Fletcher?

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Dear editor,

Mr. Tom Fletcher has been attacked in recent letters to the editor, and I am writing in his defence. We in B.C. are very fortunate to have a government that has ALL our best interests at heart. While other jurisdictions are plagued by corruption, sweetheart deals, favouritism and special deals for multinationals, extreme child poverty that goes on forever, costs that rise continually for services that are disappearing, and even political contribution payoffs – Not so here in God’s country. Our government even has a motto of “Families First!”

Now, a political columnist or legislative reporter is charged with “holding those in power to account.”

Well that’s a pretty boring job here in B.C., where we trust our leaders (since 2001). Why sit and dream up negative stuff, when there’s plenty of positives out there?

Why, just recently Tom Fletcher did a story on how nice it was that our government sought input in the attack on the ALR, months after the decision was made to carve it up. His words are always food for thought.

Mr. Fletcher’s wife apparently works for the government, in communications. Now while his colleagues are “holding government’s feet to the fire,” why shouldn’t Tom try to improve his wife’s job security?

It’s not easy to hold a good job these days.

And I’ll admit it’s way easier to re-write government press releases than to sit and stew over nothing all day.

And when those cutbacks come, the Fletchers have nothing to worry about. I say “good on ya” Tom!

 

 

Harvey Hendrickson

Courtenay

 

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