I'm afraid it's time for all of us in B.C. to start thinking about who to vote for in the provincial election this spring. It's not a decision I'm taking lightly, especially when I think about what the future holds for the younger members of my family.
One thing I would like to say, however, is how appalled I am about the unfair treatment Premier Christy Clark seems to get. She doesn't seem to be getting a fair shake.
But then, putting on my sexist hat, perhaps it's not very surprising. As a woman myself, and having worked and competed in a man's world, it once again demonstrates to me that a woman must juggle home, work and perception on a daily basis in a way her male counterparts never do.
All the women who have been leaders in our country, from prime minister to premier, have never been able to demonstrate fully what they could do. They've only been a stop gap for the next male leader. For once, I would like to see what a woman could do with her vision of our future.
That's why I've decided to support Clark. One of my main reasons is she has started on a path that leads her government and our province in a direction I would like to see reach completion. As a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, I've seen how we've gotten to where we are now and I'm anxious for a change.
Let's see what Clark can do. Not only do I feel I can trust her, it's also clear she is focused on creating jobs for the younger members of our society, and that is something they can literally take to the bank.
Diane Walters, via email