Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of Feb. 14: (‘Election budget sets the state’):
Fletcher obviously is in the Liberal Party’s pocket. Why else would he deflect the fact the Supreme Court decision on education has established the war on education and unionized workers was illegal?
While talking about the budget, not one word about the fact we are in significant debt.
As for health care, while Pat McGeer has laid the blame solely at the feet of the government, this “journalist” brings up “alternative facts.”
The only fact is here in Kamloops, in 1974, our acute-care hospital had 575 beds. Now we are at 230. Then we had a head physician and head nurse, now we have floors full of administrators.
Health Minister Terry Lake et al just spent nearly a half a billion on a new building — zero new beds, none.
How about the BC Ambulance service?
Not an essential service in the eyes of the Liberals unless it is bargaining time then, zingo — essential until they have time to legislate them a contract.
Check the number of ambulances in Kamloops; I think you’ll find the same number as 1974 when the service was implemented.
As for the NDP, well, Fletcher, that was last century and, as we have seen with the Liberals, deficit, hydro, all are growing exponentially.
It’s about time you started doing your job and exposing these fraudsters.