Wayne Clarke's comments on Christy Clark's cancelling our legislature's fall session are important and worthy of further discussion [Time to force provincial election, Sept. 27 Letters, TIMES].
We are supposed to be living in a democracy.
Both the provincial legislature and the House of Commons are there so that our elected politicians can represent our interests in these respective bodies.
But all too often, the powers that be just opt to shut them down when they don't want to discuss certain issues that they're not comfortable with.
Whose interests are they really serving, the people's or the corporations'?
Whether it's Stephen Harper in Parliament or Christy Clark shutting down the fall session of the legislature because she does not want to discuss the Enbridge pipeline, etc., it is all part of the erosion of our democracy others have fought so hard for.
When a premier resigns in disgrace, like Gordon Campbell (Harper's Boy) did, a new premier is put in place, and the accepted practice is we give them a six-or eight-month period to show their stuff. Then they should call an election and let the people decide if they should be premier.
Clark has opted not to do this, on the flimsy grounds that former premier Campbell put in legislation to call an election in the spring of 2013. She is using it as an excuse to hang around and collect a fat premier's paycheque right to the end of the "Titanic Fiberal's" rule.
I have a simple message for our premier: she does not have the support of the citizens of British Columbia to govern our province. To have that, she must call an election and let the people decide.
Let democracy rule!
John McKenzie, Maple Ridge