Protect social programs

Here’s to a future in Canada where we consider compassion for all citizens, whatever their circumstances

I notice that Mrs. M. Blainey is published in your paper with an odd frequency and she is always commenting on issues from a conservative standpoint. Perhaps we also need a Ms. E. Ree commenting on the damage being done by ‘smaller’ government and lower taxes?

Without efficient government spending on social programming for the majority, many of us may live in misery. If you believe there is a growing gap between the wealthy and the poor and that the middle-class is shrinking, maybe we’re already heading to a miserable society for the majority.

I, for one, won’t be voting to support smaller government. Here’s to a future in Canada where we consider compassion for all citizens, whatever their circumstances. If you want to be religious about it: be careful to serve all, whether beggar or CEO.

Ms. E. Lumley

Saanich