LETTERS: Decisions cost votes

Letter writers turn their attention to one candidate during the federal election campaign.

Editor:

I read with interest a column written by Lance Peverley (My vote’s for sale but I’ve had no bids, Aug. 28).

Since this is the case, may I suggest using some criteria to eliminate candidates before voting.

Money and undue influence should be used to reject a candidate. One candidate has posted almost every other block large blue signs, so many of them that it has become ridiculous. The huge number of these signs indicates a huge amount of monetary power supported by lobbyists after lobbyists and greedy corporations.

The candidate, who moved the city hall from our neighbourhood to a far distant northern locality where free parking spaces are a rarity, and who replaced the people’s-oriented “City of Parks” with corporate-gimmick greed “The Future Lives Here” meets my list of criteria so I won’t vote for that person. I’m for the people!

Seriously, the Conservatives have imposed the Deaf Tax in the form of a five per cent GST.

Being deaf myself, I had to hire a sign language interpreter to conduct some discussion with a hearing person who does not sign. When I got a bill, I noticed the tax, and objected to it. All assistive devices and services done for the disabled are exempted from the GST except the sign language interpreters’ services.

I contacted both MP Russ Hiebert’s office and Finance Minister Joe Oliver. Nothing.

Evidently, they don’t care except to act against the unions, the veterans, the aboriginal peoples, and now the deaf people!

So I’m going to vote for the people.

Wayne Sinclair, Surrey

• • •

Dianne Watts, the Conservative candidate for the Harper government, must answer a moral question.

Is she prepared to sacrifice her well-earned local reputation and become a part of the lie now taking place around the Mike Duffy scandal?

The truth will likely come out after the election, but the answer to this question will determine my vote for her.

Alex Beleski, Surrey

 

 

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