To whom it may concern;
With the latest news of Christy Clark winning the Liberal leadership, I am dismayed. She is just a member of a long list of people that, quite frankly, do not inspire me at all. And I am not just talking about the Liberals, either. The NDP and the Conservatives have lists of dullards, too. B.C. is suffering from the same fate as the rest of Western politics, right now; centrist, corporate, anti-union, anti-worker ideologically driven, lame, boring, petty politicians that avoid real issues at all costs.
Where the hell was the environment, social programs, water privatization, corporate responsibility, government accountability, carbon tax, casinos, BC Place, BC Rail, BC Hydro, BC Ferries, salmon farms and all the other other things that I hear British Columbians talk about every day?
Politicians do not want to talk about these things, be it so-called left or right wing in political stripe.
They do not want to talk about it because they all know that they have sold this province down the river.
It is easy to talk about accountability over and over but this government has been in power for a decade and I feel that they are the most unaccountable bunch of arrogant toads I have ever seen.
But that isn't to say that the NDP would do any better, because they wouldn't.
We need fresh faces but all we get are the same old people with the same old ideas, re-hashed, re-packaged and re-sold to us as something new.
I have voted in every single federal, provincial and municipal election since I was 18 years old and for the first time in my life, I feel like abstaining. I have no confidence in the people that now stand before me, as leaders.
They are all liars, crooks and thieves, as far as I can see. I would like to throw the lot of them out on their sorry asses.
Sincerely, Tony Durke