Letter: US election provides lessons for Canadians

Unfortunately Mr. Trump has allowed racism and lack of respect for women to work against him.

To the editor:

Let us learn from the American election.

Put all racial and gender biases aside. Personally I do not think Donald Trump is a good choice for president, however I believe he is correct in recognizing the problems shared with both Canada and US. Our country is being stripped of our natural resources by being shipped off to foreign countries; taking advantage of underpaid workers.

Key manufacturers are moving their manufacturing also to foreign countries.

These practices create unemployment and discourage entrepreneurs from competing with foreign manufacturers.

The solution is simple: Tax any foreign imports heavily. The platform of capitalism is to gain the monopoly of a retail product and profit from cheap labour with less service to the public. Unfortunately Mr. Trump has allowed racism and lack of respect for women to work against him. His opposition has taken full advantage of this.

The media has, as Mr. Trump suggested, overlooked the legality of Mrs. Clinton being allowed to run. The destruction of the email, admitted by Mrs. Clinton, is serious enough to put the common person in jail then she should not be allowed to run. This would make the election rigged.

Perhaps both countries should add ‘None of the above’ to the ballots.

Art Ferguson, West Kelowna

Just Posted

Okanagan College business program compounds opportunites for finance students

The college has recieved Chartered Financial Analysist credentials for finance students

Kelowna torchbearers announced for Canada Games

The torch will be passed to Kelowna Nov. 30

Kelowna RCMP issue tickets during Hells Angels annual Poker Run

The 90 participants were held up in Glenmore

Kelowna’s Little Owl Academy recieved award of excellence

They are one of the recipients of the Child Care Award of Excellence from the B.C. government.

Triple O’s hosts their nineth annual KidSport Day fundraiser

A ‘Stadium Burger’ has been created for the event

Weekday weather update

A look at your Okanagan-Shuswap weekday weather for Sept. 24

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

New arts council formed in Lake Country

Get to Know Us Extravaganza is Sept. 29

Don’t feed birds in the parking lot

Vernon wildlife control services owner says feeding ducks and geese, or any wildlife, is bad

Most Read