B.C. not ready for PR

I believe we recently had an example of the PR system right here in B.C. with an expense of over a billion dollars, if that is the cost (I believe I read it in The Citizen) of the recent construction delay.

Of course I am referring to the Site C construction stoppage and start up again. This unnecessary stoppage will cost us, the B.C. taxpayers, a lot of money.

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The NDP and Green leaders had only politics in mind without looking forward what their action would cost us. I find it incredible that our leaders of these two parties were so shortsighted. The construction stoppage did nothing but bring the cost up.

I believe that most people who knew about the construction and how far it was advanced were shocked by the decision of the two parties in question. Both party leaders, Andrew Weaver and John Horgan, must have known the state of Site C. But no, they ignored the situation on the Peace River and played politics. Here I must insert your editorial statement you made on Oct. 31 where you wrote: "Horgan has governed controversy-free for more than a year..."

Sorry to say, I do not agree with your statement as both Horgan and Weaver should have known the situation at the Peace River long before the election.

The PR system gives extreme small political parties a lot of power and of course now in our case here in B.C. the cost of this power will be on the shoulders of the taxpayers, as they are on the hook for the irresponsible decision to stop construction, which in my mind is unforgivable.

Over and over I see politicians mishandling our money. They are the worst managers of our taxes.

Needless to say I am not in favour of the PR system yet, as we are not mature enough.

Uwe Finger

Prince George

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