This is in reaction to Leona Bird’s letter in the March 31 edition dealing with Lyme disease and her frustration with Mel Arnold regarding his failure to react to an unnamed bill and unnamed legislation.
I think your frustration, which is perfectly understandable, is misplaced. You refer to the bill and legislation, but as somebody who believes the Medical Services Plan is within provincial auspices, I wonder why you are directing the query to Mel Arnold when the provincial MLA is the person to whom every valid question and point you indicated bears a responsibility.
However, prior to that, establish which legislative bill you are referring to, and how it relates to the issues you have cited.
Finally, federal legislation is at the whim of the Liberal Party until people have the good sense elect a different party in October 2019.
If a person has a medical issue, Kellie Leitch is the medical critic for the official opposition.
Contact her office and speak to her legislative assistant.
Don’t waste time with a member of Parliament who has a great deal of empathy, but also his own role in other committees.
And, if people want results, they should acquaint themselves with specifics as to what it is they wish to see addressed in terms of bills and legislation.
I don’t want to sound heartless, because I know what it is like to be in chronic pain and not be able to perform as well as you would like to.
I also know what it is like to be an elected official and have people come to you in your busy schedule with issues that have nothing to do with you.
Mel Arnold is a guy with a great deal of empathy, but also a schedule that would kill an ox, so let’s try and balance expectations and feasible resolutions, with a dash of reality.