Is it time to change our MLA?
I always thought that the role of the MLA was to explain government decisions to his or her constituents.
In response to concerns about selling off the liquor distribution, Eric Foster’s comment, “They can say what ever they like but the government makes the decisions,” explains nothing, shows no respect for the voter, and sounds like a petulant school yard bully.
The last information that was available to the public, showed that the liquor distribution branch contributed to government revenues, employed local residents (providing them with a living wage) and contributed a portion of local profits earned back to our community.
Would private interests do the same?
In the last 10 months of their mandate, will we see a wild rush to sell off profitable assets to the friends of the government without public scrutiny?
That process served the public well with the sale of B.C. Rail.
Voters have the right to have government policy explained to them and they should be respected by the officials they elect. It is time for change.