Gov­ern­ment let­ting us down

The Province - - EDITORIAL -

The time is long past for the silent ma­jor­ity to cease be­com­ing sec­ond-class cit­i­zens in our own coun­try.

Ac­cord­ing to the Fraser In­sti­tute, we pay 43 cents out of ev­ery dol­lar we earn to run our coun­try and fund the in­sti­tu­tions we hold dear — med­i­cal, ed­u­ca­tion, do­mes­tic and na­tional se­cu­rity. But are we, the pay­ing pub­lic, get­ting our money’s worth?

How many more of us must lay in­jured on a road­side wait­ing for an am­bu­lance that is busy re­spond­ing to an ad­dict over­dos­ing for the third time in a month? It’s ab­surd that the in­car­cer­ated eat health­ier and have ac­cess to ameni­ties a law-abid­ing sin­gle par­ent on as­sis­tance doesn’t. It’s out­ra­geous that 30,000 Cana­di­ans are home­less ev­ery night, ac­cord­ing to a CBC re­port, while $15,000 to $20,000 is be­ing spent on each of the 32,000 bor­der jumpers who have ar­rived this year, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Post.

We can stop this non­sense on elec­tion day 2019 by elect­ing a party with its pri­or­i­ties straight. Robert Brown, Cran­brook


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