Some advice for B.C. politicians

We are hearing about the On-Line Voter Compass – asking voters a series of questions to determine which party they align closer

We are hearing about the On-Line Voter Compass – asking voters a series of questions to determine which party they align closer.

The compass should ask politicians how they will address the issues which are important to voters.

Here’s my advice:

· Politicians must practise what they preach.

· Stop selling the farm. Stop hemorrhaging lineal resources for outrageous profits to gas, oil, forestry and mining in this country.

· Start partnering and round table meetings with municipal and federal politicians – localize goals.

· Stop downloading our social safety net onto people struggling to keep afloat.

· Start being truthful about the amount of tax dollars and fees and stop double/triple dipping into working people’s pockets.

· Return to Canada a government that puts, health, education and welfare of all our citizens first.

· Get rid of economist input – this would do away the world’s problems and get back to what is important to average families.

· Stop using global markets, economies and problems like they are more important than what is happening on the ground in Canada/B.C.

· Start looking after the only home we have.

· Start prioritizing spending and be accountable to the people.

· Stick to the facts, tell the truth, stop the rhetoric.

· Stop with incessant boards of schools and hospitals.

· Take care of business at home – not overseas.

· Stop with bullying advertising;  in fact stop spending millions on advertising – they are ego building and waste of tax dollars.

· Lead by example – not a projection of “do as I say not as I do.”

· Put Canadians first, not big business and foreign interests.

· Pressure the federal government to go after the lost tax dollars being sheltered in foreign banks by the one per cent.

· Employ Canadians first.

This will build a strong sustainable economy especially for small business owners. If the middle class disappears who will support small business – government?

·  Grow and buy B.C. first. Go back to this program that existed in the 1980s and early ‘90s.

· Reward and enhance businesses at home – not businesses who employ outside the country.

Jo-Anne Berezanski

North Saanich