Is­sues with ICBC, Hy­dro

The Daily Courier - - LETTERS -

Dear Ed­i­tor: Some of us were here when there was pri­vate in­sur­ance in B.C.. What a dis­as­ter. One never knew what you were buy­ing when you paid your bucks or how much sup­port you would have if there was an ac­ci­dent. I per­son­ally am hop­ing that this doesn’t hap­pen again.

In all this talk about in­sur­ance rates be­com­ing the high­est in Canada, here in B.C., some­how the fact that the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment was skim­ming off yours and my cash so they could “bal­ance” their bud­get has gone miss­ing.

ICBC does need some tweaks but re­plac­ing it would only fall di­rectly into the hands of the Lib­eral plan, “pri­va­tize, pri­va­tize pri­va­tize”, and usu­ally for the ben­e­fit of their di­rect fi­nan­cial sup­port­ers.

The same is hap­pen­ing to your and my power com­pany, BC Hy­dro. Poli­cies of the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment (pay­ing ex­or­bi­tant rates for pri­vate power) and the skim­ming of funds has put Hy­dro so far in debt that it now seems pru­dent to sell it off.

I was per­son­ally not a sup­porter of the So­cial Credit in B.C. but one of the great things they did was to en­sure that you and I would own our power com­pany. This was a great thing for our province un­til the Lib­er­als started their plans to sell off to the high­est donor.

Peo­ple please, do not throw out the baby with the bath water, th­ese things can be fixed and we will all be bet­ter off if we can do that rather than start over at the other end of the pendulum swing.

A wise per­son once (or twice) said “those who don’t learn from his­tory are bound to re­peat it.” Let’s learn. Gary Bli­dook Kelowna

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