Political parties need to be watched

Partially it's the job of the media to keep people informed

Dear Sir:

Recent letters to the editor, notably by Brian Gregg, and opinion columns, especially from Malcolm Baxter, have spoken about B.C. politics, which is good.

However there have been many changes in the past 35 years in politics and in the age of the population and in immigration.

In my opinion election information for all concerned is the responsibility of the media to give us unbiased, detailed and balanced reporting.

That should include all parties and their leaders who are competing for the overall leadership of this province.

This must include their achievements and their screw ups.

It must include their vision of British Columbia for the next 50 years and not concern their pensions or their party politics.

And most importantly, are these parties and leaders prepared to bring back  principles and character into politics.

Sadly, the information or rather, propaganda, today is provided by the political parties through the media.

Perhaps that’s because of a lack of education in the schools as it comes shortly before an election and offers very little to the electorate in order that voters can make a sound choice.

That is especially for those that do not follow regularly our politics.

Today in Canadian politics some parties, I believe, lack vision, principle and character.

They try to change names and colours. They do not use the Canadian flag at their gatherings.

Others try to resurrect themselves by using different names.

So voters be aware: a wolf changes only its fur and not its nature.

Leon Dumstrey-Soos,

Kitimat, B.C.


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