Vandalism of city bus shelters a completely senseless act

Columnist Ken Wilson talks about MP costs and bus stop vandalism.

Dick Harris, Conservative member of parliament, has been our representative since 1993 and in the last elections he has increased his percentage of popular vote.

I don’t know if that means Mr. Harris is more liked the longer he stays in government or his contestants have not been very worthy in the voters’ minds!

Harris is an expensive member of parliament.

His salary and expenses come to $515,243 for the year … Blake Richards of Wildrose constituency in Alberta was the only MP I could find that cost taxpayers more money and he was about $22,000 ahead of our representative.

Harris’s cohort, Conservative Cathy Mcleod from Kamloops, cost her voters $92,000 dollars less at $425,000 for the year.

It costs $6.83 cents per eligible voter in Cariboo Prince George to pay for Harris’s salary and expenses for each year.

Harris has been a supporter of the New Prosperity Mine proposal and I think he has worked hard for his constituents over the years, although I would like to see him in the Williams Lake area a little more, something like he did when he was first elected.

I like Dick Harris. He is quite engaging and has a good personality.

Who will take his place when he decides to hang up his political hat and retire?

I believe this will be his last term in parliament and then he will call it quits.

I hope he does decide to run for one more term.

Keep up the good work, Mr expensive member of parliament … come and see us a little more in Williams Lake and area. Bring money!


Whoever it was that vandalized the bus stops in town should be shot with a ball of their own excrement.

That might sound a little harsh but, for the life of me, I cannot figure out what kind of a thrill it would give someone to break the glass in the bus shelters.

It was a stupid, senseless act that required the brain power of a slug. Where is the thrill in damaging and defacing other peoples’ property?

Do the types that do this goofy kind of vandalism get a high from this or are they just pissed off at the world.

What if we were to smack-up the perpetrators’ property to the amount of damage they caused to the city bus stops?

Would that get them to thinking perhaps what they did was wrong?

We could not do that because of all the do-gooders out there who believe these people are not bad and acting stupid, just a little misguided.


Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist for the Tribune/Advisor.


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