I am intrigued by the seemingly crazy urge to satisfy the ego of one also-ran political has been.
I continue to struggle with the unrealistic craze to recall members of our democratically elected B.C. government. I have always been of the opinion that when you decide to dismiss an “employee,” they would have been guilty of some serious infraction in completing their tasks in accordance with their terms of employment.
Therefore one begs the question, what are these serious infractions against these employees?
I have resided in Don McRae’s constituency for some time; I have seen him as a private citizen, as a member of the academic community, as a member of my city council and most recently as a member of the legislative assembly of British Columbia.
While I admit I have not shadowed his every move, I have heard of no minor, let alone serious, infractions that could be attributed against him in any of the aforementioned capacities. What then has this man done to warrant dismissal?
Mr. Vander Zalm refers to Mr. McRae as a rookie MLA. A rookie who dared to defend himself by publishing an ad suggesting that the recall campaign against him was somewhat flawed and was being supported by the very people who would, if the recall was successful, be campaigning in the subsequent byelection to fill his vacated seat in the assembly under a somewhat different banner.
There is nothing democratic about a malicious campaign to remove democratically elected members of our government by members of an opposition whose only purpose is to attempt to change the banner under which the incumbent marches.
Milford J. Wilds,