LETTERS: Legislative cheers a waste of time

How juvenile and time wasting this whole cheering section is to our democratic process. This is not a high school basketball game.

Today I watched a clip of question period in our legislature relating to the Court decision on our provincial government vs. the B.C. Teachers Federation. I think the subject speaks for itself, but my optics were with the speakers on opposing sides of the House pounding on their desks and cheering as each speaker on their side, in this case Dix vs. Anton, stood to question and defend their respective positions. Anton, by the way simply repeating the same thing she said previously four times.

Of course we all have seen this on the federal side of politics as well, but seeing it closer to home in our own provincial legislature imprinted on me how juvenile and time wasting this whole cheering section is to our democratic process. This is not a high school basketball game. Can our elected representatives not behave as the adults we thought we were electing to the highest offices in our province/country? What would it take to eliminate this whole silly exercise?

Shirley Stirrett


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