Cabinet change encouraging

It’s good to see Premier Christy Clark shuffle the deck this week in cabinet — and not just because our own MLA, Ron Cantelon got some of the legislative lolly.

It’s good to see Premier Christy Clark shuffle the deck this week in cabinet — and not just because our own MLA, Ron Cantelon got some of the legislative lolly.

Ever since she was annointed as the premier of this province, Clark has flitted from one photo opportunity to another, without making much in the way of substantive changes to the way things are done in Victoria.

Now, with this change — for good or ill — she is starting to put her own stamp on a provincial government that has too often seemed to have nobody holding the tiller.

Apart from the fact that the change has been made, it’s also encouraging to see one of the changes that came as part of the package.

Ron Cantelon lives in the area of this province that has two communities with the highest average age in the entire country. How fitting then that the person who represents this area should be given the posting of parliamentary secretary for seniors?

Cantelon is a competent man and we’re confident he will do a great job in looking after the interests of the people in his portfolio and in his riding, as they are, in many cases, one and the same.

He certainly won’t be coming up short in raw material for his ideas at least.

– by Neil Horner

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