Letter: Trust in politicians hits a new low

Editor:

The greed and absence of moral compass among this Thompson-Nicola Regional District gang is remarkable.

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Many are very long term politicians.

Networking with staff at Hotel 540 over (unlimited taxpayer-funded) drinks is a practice that speaks volumes. I didn't know that alcohol elevates IQ & EQ, thereby yielding better planning and decisions. One could see this group now discussing (over drinks) how there was no way to know their self-indulgence was unacceptable and unethical. No one told them!

Unfortunately, it seems politics attracts these characteristics. I recall MP David Dingwall a dozen or so years ago famously saying, "I'm entitled to my entitlements.”

A huge thanks to Kamloops resident Jacob Adams for taking a stand and protesting the TNRD spending controversy — and especially to KTW’s Jessica Wallace for the amazing reporting. The importance of a local newspaper has never been more evident. This corruption would not have been revealed without the work of Kamloops This Week.

Carl Pentilchuk

Kamloops

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