Pride of Canada

Its hard to believe letter writer Frank Horner could lash out at Michelle Stilwell with such animosity.

Its hard to believe letter writer Frank Horner could lash out at Michelle Stilwell with such animosity.

In his mind, she is a  “wannabe” and he asks “what did she ever do for the community?”

Well, all she ever did was represent Canada on a global scale only equal to a war hero and has inspired millions of disabled people around the world that they too could make their lives normal and more complete.  She is a 30-something, full-time mom.

We all know it’s just old-time candidate bashing from Horner that were all sick to death of. We are also all clued in that the political party system here is broken.

It’s time B.C. voters check their candidate’s resumes and then decide who to vote for. Put all your bias aside and presume they are all independent as if it were a civic election.

For example: I would consider myself a small-c conservative, but when I required the services of my local conservative MP I found him to be uncaring and unreliable. I would never vote for him again.

When I needed an MLA to help with a certain Crown corporation issue, it was only Scott Fraser who rolled up his sleeves and went to bat and contacted the top brass and the minister in charge. I would vote for Scott because he works hard and he cares.

When it comes to the Parksville Qualicum riding, it’s pretty easy to see who will represent us as the next MLA  when you see the candidates only as independents without parties.

First, you have a young, retired Olympic champion with limitless potential. The MLA job will be easier than her last career, and she is home now for good after completing all her commitments to the final moments of an outstanding career.

Or would you vote for a “Guy Smiley” photo-opper-hopper.

This has to be the simplest voting decision the Parksville Qualicum riding voters has ever had to make.

Brian Jenkins

Qualicum Beach