Clark’s poor approval rating not based on gender bias

Re: “Start thinking about election” letter from Diane Walters, Feb. 7, Tribune.

Editor:

Re: “Start thinking about election” letter from Diane Walters, Feb. 7, Tribune.

You say you’re feeling sorry for Premier Christy Clark and that she’s being picked on because she’s a woman.

According to an Angus Reid poll from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 39 per cent found her arrogant, 41 per cent found her out of touch, and 33 per cent found her secretive and inefficient.

These are not gender biased, as half the people on the voters list are women. Have you given the following any thought? The closure of schools in your area, the number of businesses gone, the blackened forests in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, the HST you’re still paying although it was voted out in August 2011, how about the devastating effects of run-of-river projects, the diseased salmon farms, the BC Rail fiasco with Basi-Virk and the $6 million paid to their defence, (how many schools could run on that $6 million?), child and family services that are anything but, fracking in the north and the long-term effects, the threat of a pipeline that allows tankers into pristine waters, department of fisheries that does not protect our waterways nor our resource salmon, the staggering amount of our money spent to make us think the Christy Clark Liberals give a [hoot] about jobs for youth?

The stadium roof that cost an obscene amount, or the money suddenly not available to charities that depended on grants from the lotteries.

And you want to see what Premier Clark can do? It’s right there in every newspaper, e-mail, twitter, radio and television report and community gathering. It would seem that Clark and her government are destroying our rivers, lakes, waterways, school system, family services and selling off forest reserves, to mention a few. The carnage must stop.

When you vote for the Liberals please understand you support their anti-democratic behaviour, secret deals, and favours to “friends’ who donate.

Research every candidate.

Maureen Foss

Lac La Hache

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