Re: Will the real NDP please stand up?, In My Opinion, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 24.
This is a great article by Keith Baldrey. New young blood in our political representatives is necessary now, if just to attract a woefully apathetic young generation which represents a huge segment of the population. As for focus, the NDP do not need to change their basic concerns for the environment or our citizens, but there is no need to be tunnel-visioned in this respect. Right now, the economy and jobs are what the populace claim is important. We need to address those concerns.
We should point out that Liberal policies in B.C. have actually destroyed the economy - such as the Hydro $50-plus-billion policies that we are on the hook for now, and which profits the Liberals continue to drain in order to fill their coffers for their own political advantage. The Liberals may talk about balancing the budget, but the NDP have to show how they are attempting to achieve this, by extracting money off the avails of Hydro and things similar. In a less than polite society, there is a word for this.
Dolores Myles, Burnaby
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