Will Duncan listen?

I see that MP John Duncan is trying to defend the Conservative government’s record in the recent session of Parliament.

I see that MP John Duncan is trying to defend the Conservative government’s record in the recent session of Parliament (The NEWS, June 23), but he hasn’t actually answered the important questions for his constituents.

Why did he vote to reduce coast guard services, including closing the station at Ucluelet?

Why did he vote against an NDP motion to help communities deal with the safety and pollution problems caused by derelict vessels?

Why did he vote in favour of the Bill C-51 surveillance law despite widespread objections about its limitations on our rights and freedoms?

Let’s remember that as chief whip for the federal government, Duncan not only cast his own vote on these matters, he enforced the vote amongst all the Conservative MPs.

Duncan hopes to represent our community after the next federal election. So the real question is: will he ever listen to our concerns before he votes on our behalf?

Brian GlennieParksville

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