Prior to the last election, MLA Donna Barnett showed up at my door seeking my support.
At that time I expressed my concern about a number of decisions made by the Liberal government that had favoured big business at the expense of the average person. Donna agreed this had happened but assured me that if re-elected she would represent all of the people in her riding.
Fast forward to early this year when I wrote to Donna and asked her if she supported the decision to reduce the allocation of animals to resident hunters by 10 per cent and give it to guide outfitters. The response I received from her assistant was that Donna supported both hunters and guide/outfitters and that Donna would discuss it with me if I made an appointment to meet with her.
I sent a second e-mail to Donna, advising her that I was away for the winter, and I would just like an answer to my question, does she support the decision of the government regarding the re-allocation of animals from resident hunters to guide outfitters, yes or no.
I also pointed out to her that the re-allocation was not 10 per cent more for guide outfitter but rather a 50 per cent increase for them (from 20 per cent to 30 per cent) and the loss to resident hunters was closer to 12 per cent (10 per cent taken from 80 per cent).
The answer I received was that there were many circumstances regarding the decision and Donna would discuss them with me when I returned home.
I then wrote to Donna again and asked her if given all the circumstances, did she support the decision of the government regarding the re-allocation of animals to guide/outfitters from resident hunters, yes or no?
I did not receive a response to that inquiry.
I believe it is a sad day when an elected MLA does not answer such a simple question.
She either supports the decision or she does not.
Therefore, through this newspaper I am again asking Donna, the MLA who told me if re-elected she would represent all of the people of her riding, do you support the decision of the government regarding the re-allocation of animals from resident hunters to guide/outfitters, yes or no?
Lac La Hache