Re: PAN question of the week – Will NDP Leader Adrian Dix be the next premier of B.C.?, March 22-29.
I just voted in your latest online survey as to whether or not Adrian Dix will be the next premier.
I predict that the result will be heavily in favour of this occurring because all the latest polls seem to indicate that the people in B.C. have a very short memory.
During eight years of NDP government, we went from a “have” to a “have not” province, and it took us a long time to get out from under that situation.
During the BC Liberal years, we made progress. Bridges are built, roads fixed, there are cranes everywhere you look and none of that was happening under the NDP.
There are a lot of things the BC Liberals could do differently but they cannot possibly do worse than what will happen here if we opt for the NDP for the third time. History, they say, repeats itself.
We will be paying a high price for not paying attention to the past. We have already shot ourselves in the foot by voting against the HST for the simple reason that we did not like the way it was brought in.
I have friends in Nova Scotia who fell over laughing that we voted against a tax of 12 per cent – later to be 10 per cent – when they, under an NDP government, pay 15 per cent.
In life, you get what you deserve. Here’s hoping people will look back a bit before they make their decision.
Edie Williams, Surrey