Televised political debate ‘a waste of time’

Dear editor,

Thank you to the leaders of B.C.'s political parties for appearing on television April 29 to speak with us.

Dear editor,

Thank you to the leaders of B.C.’s political parties for appearing on television April 29 to speak with us regarding the upcoming position of premier of British Columbia.

Some viewers may have enjoyed having the opportunity to listen to your verbosity. Most I believe, were embarrassed.

I say embarrassed because the longer the debate went on the more of a waste of time it became. I found myself wondering — how in the heck did these individuals ever get to represent the people of B.C.?

I was totally unimpressed with the lack of knowledge, problem solving, inability to provide answers and the lack of ability to respond in a clear manner and constantly avoiding the question.

Now, because I don’t think any of them are qualified, there may be a solution to filling this most important position. I believe that I have identified another candidate whose background and experience better meet the requirements for this job.

I am not at liberty to disclose a name but I can give you a hint — anybody!

The 750,000 people who live on Vancouver Island, a larger population than the provinces of Newfoundland and P.E.I and about the same as New Brunswick, deserve more.

Something to consider, for all candidates, might be the potential for Vancouver Island to ask to become a province.

Why not? The Island could — almost — be self-sufficient; we have agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining and reserves of oil that would become the Island’s once independence is achieved.

We could ask for the same rights as Quebec is accorded; we would have a lot more say in Ottawa, a lot more respect from our own politicians and,, hey, we might even get a bridge like PEI has.

The most important thing in this new system would be that the politicians would be required to work together for the betterment of the people.

Hopefully, if they learn to co-operate, they will have more success in their future endeavours.

J. Boyer,



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