Letters to the Editor

Things will happen

If you wait long enough you are bound to hear things from politicians that make you wonder how they are able to gain the public’s trust to the point they are actually elected.

Well the wait is over.

Our own MLA, Ron Cantalon has hit a double header. If we are to believe the Honourable Member the reported escape of 30,000 Atlantic salmon is no cause for alarm. Mr. Cantelon is quoted in your paper as saying, “Things will happen.” How reassuring.

Unfortunately these things have been happening ever since we were told this won’t happen by the foreign owners of these farms years ago.

We were also told they won’t survive, they did. We were told they could not reproduce, they did.

Things are indeed happening .

Coincidentally, Mr. Cantelon was the vice-chair of the aquaculture committee that was struck by the farm-friendly Liberals to study the sustainability of open pen farming. The conclusion, as I understand it was to begin a shift to safer land based farming. The recommendation has been ignored and once again there is another escapement. 

Part two of the double header revolves around the new carbon tax. If we are to believe our MLA, the provincial government has no control over the price of gas.

Please tell me he was misquoted.

The provincial share alone of gas tax is close to 20 cents per litre, before July 1.

I wonder how many people besides me used their $100 dividend refund check to help buy more gas.

Both Mr. Cantelon and Mr. Campbell have lost my vote for 2.7 cents per litre.

Brian Klobchar

Parksville

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