Fed­eral spend­ing all about votes

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Eg­mont MP Gail Shea is trav­el­ing the Is­land, giv­ing out fi­nan­cial treats, she is not buy­ing votes she says but let­ting peo­ple know what the gov­ern­ment is do­ing with our money.

Well, if you be­lieve that I have a bridge I can sell you.

The Con­ser­va­tives feel that be­cause they have more money than the other par­ties they can win the elec­tion.

Not that they have bet­ter poli­cies, bet­ter pro­grams, just that they have more money.

More money means they de­serve to win the elec­tion, in their mind­set.

In­stead of con­ver­sa­tions about the is­sues of the day, we have at­tack ads. Ev­ery­one knows that mil­lions and mil­lions of dol­lars are spent on elec­tions.

The Con­ser­va­tive Party keeps telling us they are all for fam­i­lies. I have an idea. Given the fact that school li­braries on this is­land are for the most part funded by char­ity and I am sure it is not only this province why doesn’t the Con­ser­va­tive Party spend its advertising dol­lars fund­ing school li­braries?

Put their money where their mouths are. Show a firm, con­crete ac­tion to im­prove the lives of our chil­dren and their fu­ture. Carol Cap­per Summerside

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