Letter: Greens seemingly endorse Clark’s Liberals

…it is an endorsement not just for Christy, but for fracking; for building the Site C Power Project and for a number of new pipelines.

To the editor:

Imagine my dismay when it was reported that Jane Sterk, leader of the BC Green Party, seemingly endorsed Christy Clarke’s government, by saying “her party won’t run a candidate, because the premier deserves to be in the legislature.”

This goes against all of the principals of the Green Party, as it is an endorsement not just for Christy, but for fracking in B.C.; for building the Site C Power Project and for a number of new pipelines.

In fact, she has chosen, by her statement, to back a government that has historically proven to be environmentally unfriendly time and time again.

For this reason, I would ask that Jane step down as leader, turn over the reins to someone else while trying her best to recant this disastrously mistaken endorsement.

After all, a premier is only truly a premier when elected. Christy could be forced to step down as leader of the Liberal party should she lose the upcoming byelection. We need to insure that the Liberals do indeed answer to the people of this province, and not just the party.

Therefore, I would ask the Green Party to fully support the NDP candidate, Carole Gordon in the Westside-Kelowna riding. As a school teacher, Carole may be a good choice for Education Critic for the opposition.

The people of the Westside-Kelowna riding should give her a chance to be the representative they need, one that is actually from your riding. A representative that knows and cares about your issues more than about just winning a seat in any old riding.

Alan MacKinnon,

Nanaimo

 

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