Tom Fletcher should try a balanced approach

A phrase like “nanny state” leaves us in no doubt about the writer’s prejudices

Tom Fletcher’s response to Adrian Dix’s election platform is so laughably biased it might actually encourage undecided voters to support their NDP candidate (B.C. Views, May 1).

Apart from a few snide comments, the first part of the column actually seems to support the proposals but then come the negative comments about items such as: welfare payments and the minimum wage being linked to inflation; new child bonus program for low-income families; increased spending on youth education; financial assistance to disadvantaged families; tax increases on corporations and banks to pay for these steps.

A phrase like “nanny state” leaves us in no doubt about the writer’s prejudices but would he really discourage a young person from studying English because there is no apparent job at the end?

Does he not realize that a more balanced approach might actually be of help to those of us trying to make an informed and rational decision in the election?

Neil Jackson

Oak Bay