Twice enough with NDP in B.C.

Dear editor,

I am old enough to have lived through two disastrous NDP governments so please not again.

Dear editor,

I am old enough to have lived through two disastrous NDP governments so please not again.

The Barrett government from 1972 to 1975 was a nightmare of socialist experimentation even to the point of legislation allowing the Ministry of Finance to buy shares on the stock market. Bankrupt businesses were taken over to “preserve jobs.”

The province in three years went from surplus budgets with reserves that financed municipal and school district bonds as well as the Crown corporations to a deficit.

Thankfully they were thrown out after the one term with even Barrett losing his own seat in Coquitlam. NDPers claimed that of they had had a second term they could have shown the value of their policies.

The Harcourt/Clark/Miller/Dosanjh regime did get its second term and the disaster lasted 10 years. B.C. went from being No. 1 in economic growth among the provinces to No. 10.

Calgary became the fastest-growing city for British Columbians. In 2001 the voters threw them out reducing the NDP to two seats again defeating Dosanjh in his own riding.

Heaven knows that I am not a Liberal and can never join a party bearing that name but I will be voting for Don McRae.

Delbert Doll,

Courtenay

 

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