Respect for Premier Clark

Dear editor,

Premier Christy Clark has just revealed a very personal story about her experiences with sexual violence, and she shared how those experiences impacted her decision to support Andrew Weaver and the B.C. Green Party’s bill to bring proper legislation to our campuses here in B.C.

While she doesn’t have my vote, Christy Clark certainly has my compassion and admiration in this issue. I am certain that it was very difficult for a woman who is so proud of her independence and strength to tell this story publicly, and for that she shows bravery. She’s always been a brave woman and never shied away from speaking her mind. Though I don’t agree with many decisions she stands behind, for what it’s worth, I stand behind her here.

Today we must remember that violence against women is a men’s issue. So I ask my fellow men to please not use this moment of vulnerability for hatred. That is what creates this problem to begin with. Instead, let us all recognize that a woman whom we may or may not agree with on many issues stood up for what was right above political aspirations and was able to unmask memories from her past at the same time.

In this, she is stronger. In extending compassion instead of hatred to her in this moment, we are all stronger.

Thank you for sharing your difficult experiences with us, Premier Clark.

 

 

Justin D. Whitehead

Courtenay

 

 

 

Just Posted

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the North Island-Powell River riding

In an effort to inform the North Island-Powell River riding constituents, we… Continue reading

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the Courtenay-Alberni riding

In an effort to inform the Courtenay-Alberni riding constituents, we have supplied… Continue reading

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Rain doesn’t dampen Terry Fox Run participants spirits in Courtenay

Fundraiser usually gets between 125 and 200 taking part in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley chamber celebrating its centennial in style

Collaboration key to one hundred years of business advocacy

Vandals target North Island-Powell River NDP candidate’s office in Comox with swastikas, graffiti

Rachel Blaney’s Comox office has been vandalized with swastikas and tagging overnight Friday.

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Most Read