We shouldn’t stand for lack of sittings at legislature

Dear editor,

How have we come to accept that our elected representatives will sit in the legislature for only 48 days this year?

Dear editor,

How have we come to accept that our elected representatives will sit in the legislature for only 48 days this year?

Why are we not protesting vehemently to Premier Clark that we want our MLAs to be actively working to find solutions to the problems B.C. faces — the export of our natural resources rather than the creation of value-added products, the proposed increase of tankers on our coast, the unacceptable level of child poverty in B.C. The list goes on.

Our opposition MLAs cannot do their job of holding the government accountable for their policies and actions if their voices are silenced when the legislature is closed.

We each need to be telling Premier Clark and our MLA Don McRae that this is not how we believe a democracy should be run. When enough people speak up, government listens.

Kathie Woodley,


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