PR won't make politicians honest

Does anyone believe anything will change after the vote is counted? Whether we still have FPTP or PR doesn't make a lot of difference. We are still going to get broken promises and outright lies from those who get elected.

It just seems that every election is a game of "bait and switch."

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Every time these people open their mouths should be considered a contractual promise from which there is no reversal. Until they can be held accountable, there is no faith in what is promised. To give these people the title of "honorable" is pushing the limits of credibility.

You can listen to them talk for five minutes and they say nothing of substance. It's all doublespeak and psychobabble. It's a rare occurrence when an individual in government stands and speaks and stands by his/her statement.

No wonder there is such a low turnout to vote, no one believes in what is said.

We are treated like pawns and made to pay for some boondoggle that never makes any sense in the first place. Governments should not be allowed to finance their projects on the backs of our grandchildren.

If the money is not in the bank, we can't afford it. Cost overruns should be the responsibility of the entity who took on the job, not government. As an individual, if I tried that I would be sued and charged with fraud.

If private interest wants something, let them build it themselves. Quit throwing in taxpayer dollars in the name of employing people because that really doesn't happen to any great extent. Does anyone really believe we will see any financial gain from Site C or from the Trans Mountain pipeline? I am not saying it is a good thing or bad thing, it's just not infrastructure for our benefit as a population after its completion. And yes, they should be taxed heartily for operating on the land, I'm taxed heartily on my meagre piece of ground.

After all, if you don't speak up, you will be considered a peasant.

George Getty

Prince George

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