Reader takes issue with praise for PM

Prime Minister Harper's record not one to be proud of

Re: Canada’s PM hasn’t done such a bad job (Letters, Feb. 15)

Wasting billions on security for a brief G20 summit meeting, millions on lawyers to fight veterans trying to protect their benefits and a fortune on fighter jets without shopping around don’t reflect much careful handling of the budget.

Add to that a refusal to tax oil companies and banks while cutting health care, the Coast Guard and forcing seniors to wait longer for their pensions.

And let’s not forget the sneaky tax increase Harper and Gordon Campbell cooked up with the HST. It brings up the question of who Harper is working for. His record does not merit praise.

Ted Roberts

Sooke