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Letter: Did Kamloops MP, Conservative candidate vote to officially recognize climate change?

Editor: We were hit with a heat wave with record-breaking temperatures in late June and now we are watching entire communities incinerated. I live in Juniper. I am a disabled senior.
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Editor:

We were hit with a heat wave with record-breaking temperatures in late June and now we are watching entire communities incinerated.

I live in Juniper. I am a disabled senior. Shortly before the evacuation due to the July 1 wildfire and unaware of the blaze headed toward my house, my son went down to the neighbourhood store.

The RCMP wouldn't let him return home and I was stranded. While I waited for him, I watched as other terrified Juniper residents sat for hours in front of my house waiting to go down the hill. Eventually, my son returned and we left. We were the last car to go down Highland Road.

There were a lot of angry letters written to city council that were shared on Facebook. I absolutely agree that we need to have a second road down the hill before the next disaster. I also think it is imperative and long past due that all politicians take this climate crisis seriously.

It's never been so clear the climate emergency is here. Canada is literally on fire and it's up to our politicians to act now or lock us into a future where this crisis gets worse and worse.

On March 23, Conservative party members voted down a resolution to officially recognize climate change. I would like to know how outgoing MP Cathy McLeod voted on that resolution?

Did she vote against taking action against the climate crisis? I have asked McLeod how she voted and she has refused to answer. Is it safe to assume she voted along with all the Conservative MPs — or, as KTW global affairs columnist Gwynne Dyer called them in a recent column, “the most stubborn donkeys” who think it is just another Liberal hoax?

I feel it is my right as a constituent to know how McLeod voted. I also want to know what the new conservative candidate, Frank Caputo, thinks.

Linda Davidson

Kamloops