Letters to the Editor

No more MPs needed

I agree with letter writer Makayla Yendrys (in the May 8 Leader) that we shouldn’t have more MPs. Today’s communications technology has made it easier for our MPs to stay in contact with their constituents. All we need is updating to the constituencies’ boundaries.

With the federal government running serious deficits, layoffs and cutbacks in services, we shouldn’t add costs we can avoid. We need a government which spends our money wisely.

And we do not need ministers who pay  $16 for a glass of juice while for that money we come home with a gallon of the same stuff. Any minister who spends our money like that needs to be replaced. They all should spend our money like it is their own.

Provincially we are short of money for education, health care, infrastructure, etc.

Only efficiency and wise spending will get us out of the hole. Let the MPs lead the way.

Thanks to Makayla for showing interest in government spending and where the priorities should be.


Steve De Jong

Port Kells

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