Letter: The Bennett and Clark roadshow

The Christy Clark roadshow snuck into Fernie last Thursday with Bill Bennett in tow...

The Christy Clark roadshow snuck into Fernie last Thursday with Bill Bennett in tow, packing Christy’s taxpayer credit card into the woods for a secret party with Fernie’s business elite.

But regular folk like you and I were not invited. No notice, no handshake, no acknowledgement whatsoever. Some democracy.

No, the premier pandered only to local business leaders, presumably there to pledge allegiance to Christy and support her tax cuts at the expense of public education.

Sadly, the Coalition of B.C. Businesses has now filed for intervener status in Christy’s legal appeal (paid for by taxpayers) to overturn a Supreme Court ruling on class size and composition. Political posturing at best and proving them nothing more than right wing puppets.

In their world, rich children should be better educated at the expense of us rabble.

That’s why Christy and Bill are fumbling around the province on what’s left of the public’s dime. To convince the small business community that teachers are hurting the economy by defending public education.

I wonder if those business owners have figured out that the education of today is the economy of tomorrow. Who will buy their products and services if the next generation is too dumb to get and hold down a decent job?

Sadly, unless the general public recognizes this attack on our democracy for what it is, we’ll probably find out soon enough.

 

Alex Hanson

Fernie, B.C.