Re: Memories of B.C. NDP past, Letters to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 13.
While I admire letter writer Donald Leung for his interest in government, I believe he is a little deluded. He states that he is too young to remember the 1990s. Well, I'm not.
First, some of these adults that he consulted are probably now benefiting from NDP legislation such as guaranteed income, pharmacare, income for the aged and consumer laws.
Of course, many benefits introduced by the NDP have been watered down by the Liberals such as the Agricultural Land Act which is being assaulted daily. As for dishonesty, how about the Basi-Virk fiasco? How about fiscal mismanagement?
How about B.C. Hydro, a Crown corporation, purchasing power it doesn't need from independent power producers for $87.5 per megawatt and selling it to industry for $37.5 per megawatt? It is currently (couldn't resist) in the glue for about a billion bucks.
Then there's the give-away of B.C. Rail, smart meters (not so smart), and the embarrassing exposure by the auditor general, whom they didn't want to rehire.
I can't turn on the TV without seeing the premier every half hour spouting propaganda at enormous expense, probably to taxpayers.
Russ Leach, Burnaby
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