Tom Fletcher’s view on sorting out federal election issues in the Aug. 12 Saanich News should not have been under an editorial section, but as a paid advertisement for the Conservative Party.
His rabid right-wing Conservative propaganda should be illegal under the Elections Act and not posted under any editorial section in any paper while a federal election is underway. His columns are so full of Conservative propaganda, half truths and misleading Conservative spin that they seem like they came directly from the prime ministers office.
Harper’s, oops, I mean Fletcher’s columns are so biased and hard to read that many of your readers might regularly question the editorial bias and journalistic integrity of the newspaper. It is misleading to have anything posted by this man in the editorial section especially during an election campaign.
The Conservative Party has a long history of election fraud and a win-at-any-cost attitude. His “opinions” should only be allowed in your paper during an election if they are clearly marked that they are an advertisement for the Conservative Party. There is no need to have the PMO’s official stamp of approval, I’m sure Fletcher already got the “good to go from the PM”.