Alberni voter doesn’t trust BC NDP

Since the NDP was in power the Liberals have been trying to balance the budgets to reduce debt. Their work will be undone by the NDP

To the Editor,

One has to feel sorry for Premier Christy Clark, that Adrian “Mr. Dixies” Dix has been able to nail her with a leaked document, I believe with the help of a party member who wants her job.

Ms. Clark has made the classic mistake of keeping most of Gordon Campbell’s people. She had the chance to sweep clean the party and she fail to do so. Now she is paying the price.

Some of the people who wanted her job have stepped out of politics for this election.

“Mr. Dixies” is seen as a person who will come in and save the province. Even though I don’t trust either party I believe at this time the Liberals are the safer party for the future. My reasons for not trusting the NDP are from a past experience with the party in power under Bob Raye.

I grew up under the Ontario Conservative Party. In my early years as an employee I was a member of a union and enjoyed a good standard of living, low taxes and great services from the province.

When the NDP was elected the first act of the party was to pay back all of the civil servants for their votes. Over night they gave a 25 per cent raise to all public employees for the next three years.That was almost doubling their wages.

Before the NDP came into power, Ontario had the lowest public debt and shared with the other provinces transfer payments that helped pay for their services too. Within a year the public debt went from less than $30 billion dollars to $110 billion.

I know we will see the same thing happen here, because they will need to pay back the civil service for their support in the election that is coming up in May.

Since the last time the NDP was in power the Liberals have been trying to balance the budgets to reduce debt. What work they have been able to do will all be undone by the NDP.

So people should think very carefully when casting their votes in May or we will end up losing far more than we think.

Terry Short,

Port Alberni

(Edited: for spelling)

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