Reject the neo-cons

Look at the greed and corruption in the Senate after Harper promised an elected senate and reneged.

I can’t seem to avoid ads from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government telling me how generous they are going to be with our tax dollars, particularly for the already well-off.

I can’t even check in on Yahoo U.S. business news without being informed of the Harperites’ largesse (thanks Google). They have spent $750 million on this partisan advertising since 2006.

Of course, the ad spending pales in comparison to the $150 billion they’ve increased the national debt by since being elected, after the Liberals had run surpluses for nine years in a row.

And yet they have the gall to run on their financial record. We are not supposed to notice the stealth health care privatization and the drastic healthcare transfer payments cuts to the provinces.

Then they love to run on their law and order record. Look at the greed and corruption in the Senate after Harper promised an elected senate and reneged. Just one of many broken promises. What happened to the fixed election dates? What about the proroguing of Parliament? I was encouraged by Albertans rejection of that neo-Con government. Hopefully the neo-Con rejection will continue nationally.

Jim PatersonParksville

Just Posted

VIDEO: Man extracted from vehicle eight hours after accident near Cameron Lake

People making pit stop at picnic area made crash discovery

Parksville man arrested in relation to Mercedes, motorcycle fight

RCMP recommend assault charge for man driving Mercedes

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

BC lawn bowlers clinch national pairs title

Despite rain, QB club calls Canadian event a success

Guitarist explores beyond borders of genre, countries, music, coming to Qualicum Beach

Globetrotting Jesse Cook touring Island, performing in Qualicum Beach Sept. 27

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

B.C. man who left hospice to run in upcoming election dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Most Read