I’m afraid it’s that time for all of us in Williams Lake to start thinking about who we are going to vote for in the provincial election this spring. It’s not a decision that I’m taking lightly, especially when I think about what the future holds for the younger members of my family.
One thing I would like to say, however, is how appalled I am about the unfair treatment Premier Christy Clark seems to get. Why this is so, I don’t really know. But she does not seem to be getting a fair shake at all.
But then, putting on my sexist hat, perhaps it’s not very surprising. As a woman myself, and having worked and competed in a man’s world, it once again demonstrates to me that a woman must juggle home, work and perception on a daily basis in a way that her male counterparts never have to.
And of all the woman who have ever been put in a leadership position in our country, from Prime Minister to Premier, none has ever been able to demonstrate fully what they could do. They’ve only been treated as a stopgap for the next male leader. For once, I would really like to see what a woman could do with her vision of our future.
That’s why I’ve decided to support Christy Clark, and one of my main reasons is that she has started on a path that leads her government and our province in a direction I would like to see reach completion. As a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, I’ve seen how we’ve gotten to where we are now and I’m anxious for a change.
So, let’s see what Christy Clark can do. Not only do I feel I can trust her, it’s also clear to me that she is genuinely, and truly focused on creating jobs for the younger members of our society, and that is something they can literally take to the bank.