LETTER: No suprises in provincial election campaign

Politics as usual in B.C., both parties devoid of ideas

The Province posed an e-street question:

“What has surprised you most about the current provincial election campaign?”

Nothing.

Devoid of ideas, ideals and desperate to avoid addressing the important issues and their painful realities, the Liberals are employing the time-tested strategy employed by politicians and parties in that position – frighten the voters. BC’s Liberals choosing to go with the 1990’s and NDP spending as the bogeyman with which to frighten voters.

If you can find no reasons for voters to vote for you, find frightening reasons to scare voters into voting against your opponents and for the lesser evil.

Of course they still are voting for evil, lesser or not.

Devoid of ideas, ideals and desperate to avoid addressing the important issues and their painful realities, the NDP are travelling around the province making spending promises using the imaginary extra $1.5 billion the NDP’s phantasm budget raises.

Of course, had the NDP put the welfare of citizens ahead of the welfare of the NDP, there would be 1.5 billion real, not imaginary, dollars to build hospitals.

Instead political expediency and the opportunity to count coup on the Liberals had Adrian Dix and the NDP campaigning for (and convincing) voters to return the $1.5 billion HST bribe to Ottawa rather than use it to address the need for major hospital spending on St. Paul’s, Royal Inland, Haida Gwaii and other projects.

As usual, the media is careful to tell British Columbians only what they want to hear; shunning the communication of any information to British Columbians they have a need to know, but don’t want to know/hear about.

Focusing on the street theatre aspects of the election and, as carefully as the politicians, ignoring the true issues facing B.C. – the painful nitty-gritty reality voters do not want to hear or think about.

Politics as usual in B.C.

Although, I am hoping to be surprised on election day by the election of two independent MLAs to represent Abbotsford South and Abbotsford West.

James W. Breckenridge

Abbotsford