This is a letter in response to our MLA George Abbott’s comments made to The Morning Star July 24, regarding Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s unfinished new tower.
Abbott’s comment, “I am not in a position to be definitive on whether they (the two shelled-in floors) should or should not be completed.”
Well, Mr. Abbott, I would like to ask, “What position are you in?”
My understanding of your position is that your are an elected official representing the people of your area in their concerns on various issues pertaining to government decisions that have a direct impact on their lives, especially relating to health and safety.
This particular statement of yours is what we are tired of.
If you cannot be definitive on something as important as health care for the population of the North Okanagan and Columbia-Shuswap, who you are supposed to represent?
Perhaps it is time for us to take a look for someone else to represent us.
Mr. Abbott, wake up. You are out of touch with the people you represent.
Falkland has six community organizations backing up the finishing of the two floors and more than 400 residents and counting have signed the petition in support of this campaign.
This issue is not going to go away.
Our health care workers, our residents and our lives are important and we deserve better.
Shame on you, George.