Letter to the editor: A message to Wilks

One of the achievements of Canadians that was shared over many years as just that — an achievement — is our health care system.

“National Day of Action for a New Health Accord – The current Health Accord expires March 31, 2014 and the federal government is refusing to renegotiate it. Expiration of the accord will result in a $36 billion dollar cut to public health care, and an additional $16.5 billion dollar cut to health care equalization payments.” (Information distributed by the B.C. Health Coalition.)

Mr. Wilks:

One of the achievements of Canadians that was shared over many years as just that — an achievement — is our health care system. I think your government’s actions to lessen and disable, if not destroy it, is one of the most reprehensible policies it has followed. And I am pleased to say a significant cohort of Kootenay Columbia voters agree with me? You are not at all representing those cohorts on this issue.

I suppose you feel unable to support an improved health care system given your government’s stance, so who are you representing?

However, I would certainly be pleased to hear any kind of protest from you against the refusal to renegotiate and extend the Health Accord.

Anne Edwards

Kootenay Columbia voter