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Opinion: No credible Liberal candidate in Skeena-Bulkley Valley

Justin Trudeau exhibits disdain to me by his failure to find a credible candidate for a large diverse riding that makes huge economic contributions to Canada.
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Justin Trudeau. (via Canadian Press)

Watching the national news of the federal election, I was interested in the treatment of federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau at several campaign rallies. Crowd behaviour was extremely vocal in negative speech and rude gestures toward Trudeau.

Why? I looked at my own backyard on how Trudeau is treating my own riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley.

Trudeau acclaimed Lakhwinder Jhaj as a candidate on Aug. 20.

To my internet searches, Jhaj did not release a picture of herself until Aug. 29.

On Aug. 30, limited information on Jhaj was released. She is a Lower Mainland resident with no apparent connections to northwest B.C.

Trudeau cannot find a viable candidate to run in my riding.

Trudeau exhibits disdain to me by his failure to find a credible candidate for a large diverse riding that makes huge economic contributions to Canada.

If Trudeau did come to Fraser Lake, I would not go out and give rude gestures and foul speech in his direction.

My disdain for Trudeau is writing this letter.

As per Lakhwinder Jhaj, maybe move to Skeena-Bulkley Valley if you are really concerned about problems in northwestern B.C. The lack of decent health care and an overloaded Yellowhead Highway 16 with several monster industrial projects underway are at the top of my list. Maybe bring Trudeau up and let's talk about local issues. Maybe talk about bringing some of the wealth created in this area back to local residents.

Wayne Martineau

Fraser Lake