Children’s advocate needs leadership spot

Listening to all the candidates running for the provincial Liberal leadership, I and many others are wondering why all their grand and “new” ideas now coming forth were not implemented when they had the opportunity to do so as ministers.The only bright light that I can see on the political horizon and one who would make an excellent leader is Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the representative and strong voice for the children and youth of this province. Both Mary Ellen and retired judge Ted Hughes, it seems, are constantly being rebuked by the present government for their ideas that they feel are critically needed for the children and youth of this province.Turpel-Lafond has strong leadership qualities and would bring a refreshing perspective to government. With her extensive credentials in both judicial and academic backgrounds, she is beyond reproach. She is honest and straightforward. Why none of the political parties is touting her to run under their banner for leadership is beyond comprehension.Martin L. BattleVictoria

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