I have attended some of the town hall meetings and events organized by Barry Avis and am impressed with the very sincere approach that he is taking to public discussion of issues.
I like his positive attitude to political campaigning. At the same time, I am hearing angry attacks against Adrian Dix on our local radio.
Last year, there were similar negative ads against the BC Conservatives.
I attended an event at Fairwinds that Barry Avis and Leonard Krog hosted with the NDP finance critic, Bruce Ralston.
Later, I read the interview that Neil Horner did with Mr. Ralston in your February 7th issue. Bruce Ralston seems to offer a common sense approach to supporting the growth of our economy in difficult times, which I find appealing both as a consumer and a small business owner.
Similarly with the agriculture critic, Lana Popham, who Barry Avis presented a few days earlier in Qualicum Beach on Seedy Saturday, which was also reported in The NEWS.
I very much agree with her approach to promoting British Columbia growers and producers.
The contrast between the Avis approach to local public dialogue and making changes one step at a time and the fear-mongering ads that I am hearing on the radio should say a lot to voters, I think.