The ‘spoiled child’ offers hope

Stephen Harper didn't inherit the senator scandal — he appointed Mike Duffy to the Senate, he did not “inherit” him.

I felt I must correct some of the comments made by Christine Kemp in her letter to the editor (The NEWS, Nov. 26). In her first paragraph, she says Stephen Harper inherited the senator scandal — he appointed Mike Duffy to the Senate, he did not “inherit” him.

In the second paragraph she says her visitors “think Islanders are ignorant” — a large proportion of our Islanders obviously thought it was time to stop Harper and wisely voted to do just that. There are many skilled, talented and professional people on our Island who were not lead by the nose by very expensive rhetoric from the government and were tired of one-man rule.

Paragraph three mentions a spoiled child and unscreened foreign settlers? The spoiled child has been around politics since he was a child and has seen it from many sides from many influential people. The refugees go through a three-stage process which is difficult at the best of times, but it is going to be very difficult because of recent events. We know that because it has been described in the news at least three times that I have seen.

Hopefully, the spoiled child will re-hire the scientists Harper fired because their research showed holes in some of his policies. For example, Dr. Kristi Miller, from one of the three accredited labs in the world for testing fish diseases, located in Nanaimo, found ISA virus in the Norwegian fish farms off the B.C. coast.

A notice came out from the PMO directing her to not make the research public; it only became public because of the $6 million Cohen Commission, where she was told to present her findings. She was not fired, but lost all her funding. Not one of the 75 recommendations to Harper, from the commission, was ever acted upon.

If you want to find out how much research information has been destroyed by Ottawa, read Maclean’s Magazine, Sept. 28, 2015. Although I have never voted Liberal, I hope things improve under “the spoiled child.”

Ed FergussonParksville

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