Thanks to John Harding for his story and editorial last Thursday about MP Gord Johns’ fight for the removal of derelict vessels from Deep Bay.
It was a relief to learn on Friday that the federal government responded to our MP by announcing the requested short-term action to protect the environment and the jobs that were at risk. The question in Harding’s editorial about whether an NDP member of parliament could convince the Liberal government to do the right thing seemed to have been nicely answered by this announcement.
He has only been in office for six months but already Johns appears to be pushing pretty darned hard on important local issues, whether seniors home care, infrastructure investment, gas prices, tax breaks for the middle class or, bringing the abducted Azer children back from Iraq.
It’s exciting to pick up the paper at the end of my driveway and see that my MP is fighting the good fight for Vancouver Island and getting results.