Who represents us?

Thank you for the questions about who will represent our riding for the duration.

Thank you for the story and editorial in your April 14 edition about James Lunney, the newly independent MP for our riding who fled from his own news conference after accusing unknown militant atheists for attacking him on the Internet.

Thank you also for the questions at the conclusion of your editorial about who will represent our riding for the duration. John Duncan has been around handing out cheques but he doesn’t seem to stop long enough to hear from local residents about their needs or to answer questions about why he isn’t standing up for us in Stephen Harper’s cabinet on the issue of the inequality of federal subsidies for ferries and other issues that are critical to coastal communities.

The federal election and the opportunity it presents for acquiring effective representation for Parksville and Qualicum Beach can’t come soon enough. Hopefully it will include a change of government.

Elaine WatsonQualicum Beach