Praise for speaker Ple­cas’s plea for re­spect­ful de­bate

The Province - - EDITORIAL -

Con­grat­u­la­tions and great re­spect to Dar­ryl Ple­cas, the speaker of the B.C. Leg­is­la­ture, who wants to foster a more dig­ni­fied and re­spect­ful tone in the house.

Shame on Lib­eral MLA Mike de Jong for whin­ing that name call­ing is a tra­di­tion, as though we should some­how hon­our such child­ish be­hav­iour. By heck­ling and in­sult­ing the speaker, the Liberals con­tinue to de­fine them­selves as bul­lies, act­ing like pack an­i­mals in­stead of lead­ers or pub­lic ser­vants.

B.C. vot­ers tried to send them a mes­sage in May, but it looks like the Liberals still don’t get it. We want good gov­ern­ment, not spoiled ag­gres­sive elit­ists who ig­nore the needs and goals of the peo­ple of our prov­ince. Michelle Lau­rie, Lan­g­ley

— CP FILES

Speaker of the leg­is­la­ture Dar­ryl Ple­cas’s ef­forts to pro­mote dig­nity and pro­pri­ety in the house de­serve re­spect, a reader sug­gests.

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