LETTERS: Politics, schools

Weekly letters to the editor from within the Sooke community.

More could be done to help kids enjoy outdoors

Re: School work crew axe trees due to misunderstanding (News, Sept. 16)

It’ll be nice to see outdoor areas around the school developed for actual use by students, in addition to being beautified. There is a lot that could be done around our schools to help kids better enjoy being outdoors, and it wouldn’t cost much in the grand scheme of things.

Lorien Arnold

Sooke

 

Conservative candidate a no-show at debate

I was at the all-candidates meeting on Sept. 16 at Edward Milne Community School.

I was one of several folks who asked where was Shari Lukens, the conservative candidate.

We really didn’t get any kind of answer. I was told by one candidate that she would attend the all-candidates meeting hosted by the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce in October.

Bill Wilson

Sooke

 

Guide dogs, not watch dogs needed in Ottawa

We don’t need “watch dogs” in the House of Commons.  If any dogs are elected, let’s vote for guide dogs. These are dogs that know how to take care of people and try to steer them away from trouble when they make bad decisions.

One would hope a party in opposition could influence change for the better not hold government to bad policy promises. Although the NDP has not yet formed the government, as part of a minority government, they ushered in employment insurance, family allowance, medicare and universal old-age pensions.

When the dust settles on October 20, Canadians want good government. We want the party or parties that form government have the policies that will carry Canada forward in good

financial, social, and environmental health.

Vote for the candidates who can get things done for you whether in government or in opposition.

Why vote for the candidates who see themselves as referees and not strong players?

Heather Phillips

Sooke

 

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