Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s walking tour of White Rock’s Five Corners neighbourhood inspires letter writers to speak out. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s walking tour of White Rock’s Five Corners neighbourhood inspires letter writers to speak out. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: PM’s visit spurs various thoughts

Editor: Re: Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm , Nov. 17.

Editor:

Re: Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm, Nov. 17.

Is anyone else in this South Surrey-White Rock riding confused?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just blew into town to introduce us to the new Liberal candidate, Gordon Hogg. I will probably vote for him because this riding, heavily composed of seniors, has voted Conservative since Moses, and I’ll never vote for them. But what is really concerning to me is the fact that Hogg was a longtime ‘BC Liberal,’ who we all know are not really Liberals ever since Gordon Campbell – really a conservative – stole the leadership of the party from Gordon Wilson – a liberal – many years ago.

The BC Liberal Party have paraded themselves for years as Liberals, but the fact is they are all former Socreds and Conservatives! So, Hogg has served many years in the B.C. legislature as a right-winger and now will pose as someone who pretends to think centre-left.

And don’t even get me started on the flip-flopper Dianne Watts, who resigned this federal Conservative seat and is now running for the leadership of the BC Liberals.

The mind boggles at the political opportunism of these people! Also makes one wonder just how much difference one could expect from either party.

Forest McCready, Surrey

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It would be much more constructive if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent more time concentrating on things that need remedy in Canada rather than going out for photo-ops.

W. Al Riede, Surrey

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I was quite impressed that our prime minister would come out to our lovely hamlet by the sea, or what used to be. We know why he came, but that is not why I need to write.

To my knowledge, he did not visit our beachfront, and as a ridiculously high-tax paying citizen, I would be embarrassed if he did. It is basically dead. Abandoned. So, there is absolutely no need for a six-level parking garage (Parkade to be four storeys, $12.5 million, Nov. 17), because there is, for the most part of the year, nothing to do but walk our already-existing lovely promenade and minimal places to eat.

No need to fix up the south side of Marine Drive – and we know what issues this has recently caused (City-First Nation talks hit an impasse, Oct. 11) – when the north side is dead.

Can our tax dollars not be focused on becoming what White Rock should be?

When are the elections again? Can they come any sooner?

And don’t get me going on the development in White Rock with no supporting infrastructure…

Dione Bitzer, White Rock

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