B.C. healthy, despite claims

Re: Funding cuts, HST drive uncertainty in B.C., MLA Report, July 15, 2011.

Re: Funding cuts, HST drive uncertainty in B.C., MLA Report, July 15, 2011.

I must take exception to Esquimalt-Royal Roads MLA Maurine Karagianis who claims B.C. has been driven into uncertainty and that the legislature is in chaos.

Though exaggerated statements such as “the HST is a massive tax shift from business to families” would certainly cause a chaotic moment or two, it is with the former claim that I heartily disagree.

Contrary to the column, I believe that B.C. is rife with certainty. I love B.C. and I always have. B.C. is unquestionably the best province in the best country in the world.

Since I moved here in 1956 I have seen three separate parties form governments, and they all did their best while they were in power.

Whoever got elected, I supported because they knew how to govern and I didn’t. I left it to the ones with the mandate. I believe it’s called a democracy.

If a tax was imposed, I paid it and did so gladly for the pleasure and opportunity of living here.

I also take exception to whiners, moaners and losers that publish petty drivel that disparage people in elected positions.

These ordinary people have taken on a difficult responsibility to govern the entire diverse population. They can’t consider every narrow minded rant that is published in various letters to the editors.

Though saddened by this naïve behaviour, at the end of the day I am comforted knowing that B.C. flourishes because the silent majority are too busy to criticize and complain.

Ted Cameron

Colwood