By Letter to the Editor on March 15, 2019.
As our provincial election looms, I carry a faint hope for the following. Of utmost importance to me is, on behalf of all candidates, an ability to answer inquiries, not with pat party jargon, but rather knowledgeable, insightful and honest responses. How refreshing it would be to have a candidate actually respond with an answer admitting party policy faults and mistakes along with well researched and plausible solutions.
I hope for the electorate to be prudent, to ask difficult questions and to be open to respectful and honest dialogue. In other words, I want everyone to think before checking a ballot. Our province desperately needs reform. Our health-care system is broken and unsustainable.
Education faces a number of serious challenges which cannot be ignored. Unemployment has skyrocketed and our deficit is astronomical.
So, regardless of party affiliation, I would urge candidates and electorate to consider change. Look outside to other countries for ideas and systems that work. I understand change is difficult and implementation slow, but now is the time to start putting new strategies to work.
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