LETTER: What about governing?

One letter writer said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has " promised much but has delivered little."

Dear Editor,

Six months since forming government Justin Trudeau’s Liberals appear to be still riding high in the polls yet their remains the nagging question in the country’s collective mind on how well the nation is being governed.

So far we have seen a Prime Minister who though warm and charismatic has made few difficult decisions or gained the confidence of the country that he is capable of such. He has demonstrated a distinct inclination towards public applause and pleasing just about everybody all the while ignoring the very reason he was elected which is to provide sound governance and leadership.

He promised much but has delivered little and for all of the bluster about openness, honesty, transparency and accountability what we are seeing in reality are  the well established Liberal traits of wasteful spending, deception, lobbying and a veritable litany of broken promises. The lack of clarity and transparencywith the Liberal budget, for example, has drawn much fire from critics including the Parliamentary Budget

Officer. Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s lack of judgement in attending a Toronto law fund raiser is hardly consistent with the government’s own guidelines on accountability.

Matters important to the economic well being and security of Canada such as decisions on pipelines and security issues are being trumped by less important and even controversial typically Liberal priorities such as legalizing assisted suicide and marijuana. Additionally troubling is the mainstream media’s obsession with Trudeau trivialities, photo-ops, dress style and the like and a profound reluctance to ask the hard questions.

An interesting Angus Reid poll that has been running for months asks the question “Will Trudeau do a goodjob as PM?” A scant 19% believe he will while 67% say no with 13% willing to take a wait and see posture. Trudeau and the Liberals are doing precious little to  in any way alleviate the growing scepticism with which the public views the political establishment.

Gerald Hall

Just Posted

Kennedy, Cartier Roads could see upgrade in Kent’s next budget

Residents living and working on Kennedy Road wrote to complain about the dust from the gravel

Catholic church buys $7.5M equestrian facility in Abbotsford, plans ‘agri-retreat’ centre

Church hopes to grow crops, host students and others on Bradner property

Evacuation route out of Harrison inches forward

The District of Kent approved a nearly $19,000 proposal to look at three routes out of the village

Get a free sneak peek at modern ballet performance in Chilliwack

New ballet @giselle is putting the final touches on its show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Police ask public’s help locating missing Hope woman

Penelope Leslie Lackey has not contacted her family since mid-June

Sts’ailes invites adults to become engaged in Halq’eméylem with new video series

‘Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel’ gives language learners an immersive way to learn Halq’eméylem

New regulations require training for B.C. drug recovery homes

Inspections, standards replace ‘wild west,’ Minister Judy Darcy says

Pembina buying Kinder Morgan Canada and U.S. portion of Cochin pipeline

The deal also includes an Edmonton storage and terminal business and Vancouver Wharves

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

66% of B.C. residents want opt-out system for organ donation: poll

Support was lowest in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces

Teacher disciplined after bringing 45 grams of cannabis to Surrey school

Eugenio Bahamonde was also charged with trafficking in Vancouver, but later acquitted

B.C. rainbow crosswalk covered in mysterious black substance

Black substance spilled intentionally near Vancouver Island school and difficult to remove

New anti-drone tech deployed at Abbotsford Airshow

Operators could locate drones from up to 23 kilometres away

RCMP originally planned to arrest Meng Wanzhou on plane, defence lawyers say

The allegations have not been proven in court. Meng was arrested Dec. 1 at Vancouver airport at the behest of the U.S.

Most Read