Letter: Different riding, same lame party lines

Dear Editor,

I was pleased with the re-drawing of my electoral district boundary, mainly because I would no longer be represented by Alice Wong, the archetypal “trained seal” of the Conservatives.

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My wish was for an MP who would do more than applaud wildly at any party comment, and who would occasionally say something of note in the debates.

So, what do I receive as a Conservative nominee in my new riding? Another “toe-the-line” party hack, who has so little respect for the electorate, that he cannot be bothered to attend the all-candidate debates.

I find myself with only one option —vote for another party.

 My hope is that more voters will see through this Conservative ploy, and vote for someone who is at least able to face their voters.

Alice Wong is going to focus on crime, hmmmmmm... what area I wonder?

Given that overall crime has been trending down in the last 20 years and Richmond is considered a safe community, one can only surmise she intends to focus on white collar crime, such as misuse of public funds, tax avoidance, etc. 

Perhaps, she is exploiting people’s misconceptions around crime and ignoring facts and statistics.

As expressed by the Elizabeth Fry Society, we need science-based legislation, something Wong and her leader Stephen Harper seem to have forgotten. 

Muzzling scientists and ignoring the Canadian Bar Association (re: immigration changes) could be considered a crime against democracy.

Y.Fynault

Richmond

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