Issues with ICBC, Hydro
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