Letter: Is it time to privative ICBC and BC Hydro?

West Kelowna letter-writer says it’s time the government gives up control of the corporations

To the editor:

Is it time to privatize ICBC and BC Hydro?

As long as our politicians keep pulling billions out of those accounts, the rates will keep going up. British Columbians now have the most expensive gasoline in Western Canada, the most expensive car insurance and soon to be the most expensive hydro west of Ontario. Rate increase for ICBC is 6.4 per cent and BC Hydro 24 per cent in four years or 70 per cent since 2001.

Don’t think this is over as this is just the beginning. As long as politicians can help themselves to those accounts they will. Any company that can amass over one billion is a solid company that I would invest in. Why is that only 50 per cent of taxpayers don’t vote? They lost faith in government and regardless of the party the results are the same.

It is time to privatize ICBC and BC Hydro for a better future in B.C. for our children and grandchildren. We must insist that the next government regardless of the party guarantee they will privatize.

Claude Levesque, West Kelowna

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