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Falcon’s departure no big surprise

Letter writers have varying views on Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon’s announcement last week he won’t run in the next provincial election. -
Letter writers have varying views on Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon’s announcement last week he won’t run in the next provincial election.
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No one should be surprised to hear Kevin Falcon has joined the ongoing parade of disgruntled Liberal MLAs jumping off Christy Clark’s rickety bandwagon.

Premier Clark must now stumble about in her inimitable fashion and find a new Finance Minister and Deputy Premier. I wonder what smiley-face unbelievable spin Clark will try putting on his departure.

Without a credible leader who has the respect of her/his peers and the personality to inspire and motivate the political grassroots, little can be accomplished in rebuilding the dysfunctional BC Liberal party. If the Liberal powerbrokers were working on a backroom deal to rid themselves of Christy Clark, Falcon wouldn’t have flown the coop.

Unfortunately for dyed-in-the-wool Liberal supporters, it looks like Christy Clark is either too dumb or too stubborn to face facts.

 

Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

 

Exiting MLA should be proud of accomplishments

 

Anyone with young children can identify with Kevin Falcon’s decision to leave politics to focus more time on his family, especially with another child expected early next year just prior to the provincial election. Politics is a demanding occupation, especially when you are the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier of B.C.

As Finance Minister, Falcon can be particularly proud of the fact that B.C. has been able to maintain its Triple AAA credit rating at a time when so many other provinces, states and countries have seen their credit ratings downgraded. This is no small accomplishment and it’s a testament to good government B.C. has enjoyed over the past 12 years.

It was also very admirable of Falcon, in stepping away from politics, to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and service of all who are involved in the public life of this province, from all political parties in the BC legislature, but especially the Premier. Truly, the travel and time from away from family alone warrants our appreciation.

So, thank you to Kevin Falcon for his many years of service to this province and congratulations to him and his wife on the pending addition to their young and growing family.

 

Christopher Law, Coquitlam

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